Skip to main content
NCDB Logo

You are a group member!

Please login.

You must first login before joining this group.

Login or Make a Profile

October 2017 EI&R Update!

Early Identification and Referral

October 2017 EI&R Update!

Early Identification and Referral

This page was last updated on Oct 2, 2017 at 10:22 am

70 views

October 2017 EI&R Update!

Early Identification and Referral

Happy Fall Everyone!

Here’s the monthly update from the Early Identification and Referral Initiative…

1) The 2016 National Deaf-Blind Child Count Report is now available! We again have the report available in two formats; online and as a PDF for download. The report is available here: http://nationaldb.org/reports/national-child-count-2016

A total of 9,365 children and youth are included in 2016. Of these a total of 564 infants and toddlers birth through age two were identified in fifty-one of the fifty four states and territories. Who are these infants and toddlers? There are slightly more boys than girls, which is the case for the entire birth to 21 population. Nearly 6 in 10 are identified as white, which is higher than the overall birth – 21 population. Conversely, fewer are Black/African American or Hispanic/Latino than the overall birth through 21 population. Almost all (95%) live at home with parents, extended family or in foster care.

Their identified etiologies reflect the broader population with nearly half with an identified hereditary syndrome or disorder. At this young age, fewer have a documented vision or hearing loss than the overall population, but rather have a suspected loss that requires further testing. A surprising number (6.7%) have cochlear implants. More of these infants and toddlers have orthopedic/physical impairments as well as complex healthcare needs than do the broader birth through 21 population. About one in twenty are receiving Intervener services.

2) An analysis of newly identified children and youth included in the 2016 Deaf-Blind Child Count found that 329 of the 1,265 newly identified children and youth were ages birth through 2 years of age. This is over 25% of all newly identified children and youth! With nearly 60% of all infants and toddlers being newly identified, there are few differences between this group and the overall birth through 2 population. A few differences are noted here:

·  Slightly more Black/African American infants and toddlers are being newly identified.

·  Slightly fewer newly identified infants and toddlers have an identified hereditary syndrome or disorder.

·  Slightly more newly identified infants and toddlers do not yet have a documented vision or hearing loss

·  Slightly more newly identified infants and toddlers have a cochlear implant

·  Slightly more newly identified infants and toddlers have orthopedic/physical impairments and complex healthcare needs.

3) The EI&R Self-Assessment Guide has been updated to include the 2016 results! If you haven’t looked at the Self-Assessment Guide in the last year or so, it might be a good time to do so.  The guide is intended to provide a five year look at your birth through 2 data rather than any one single year and the inclusion of a new year can have an impact on the trends that emerge. As always, if you have questions or need assistance around the Self-Assessment Guide you can always contact Megan Cote or Mark Schalock. Here’s a link to download the guide:

https://nationaldb.org/pages/show/early-identification-and-referral/early-identification-and-referral-self-assessment-guide

Wishing you all a great start to your fall!


Please login.

You must first login before posting your comments here.

Login or Make a Profile

0 Comments

NCDB : The Research Institute : Western Oregon University : 345 N. Monmouth Ave. : Monmouth, OR 97361
Contact Us: 800-438-9376 | info@nationaldb.org

Tour This Page Website Help
Help for this page

Help Guides & Tutorials