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Speech and Language Screeners


NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start will use one or more research-based standardized screening tools for any participant that a staff member or parent suspects has a concern.



  1. Contact the Disabilities Services Coordinator to request a speech/language screener.
  2. The Disabilities Services Coordinator will:
    1. Schedule speech/language screenings with an outside agency.
    2. Document results of all speech/language screenings in Child Plus, email teachers with results and share copies of screeners and, if requested, write a report for families with copies of all screeners used.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.60; 1302.61
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   3/17/20, 6/09/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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