Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence

The major goal of this Center was to identify and promote the use of evidence-based practices and models for improving child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination for infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental delays or disabilities who are eligible for early intervention or preschool special education. The Center was funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H324G020002).

 

Journal Articles

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hill, G. (2011). Improving child find through tailored outreach to primary referral sources. In M. E. McLean & P. A. Snyder (Eds.), Gathering information to make informed decisions: Contemporary perspectives about assessment in early intervention and early childhood special education (Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series No. 13) (pp. 1-15). Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Bruder, M. B., Dunst, C.J., & Mogro-Wilson, C. (2009). Child factors associated with enrollment in Part C early intervention among adopted children from China. Journal of Early Intervention, 32, 54-67.

Mott, D., & Dunst, C. J. (2006). Use of presumptive eligibility for enrolling children in Part C early intervention. Journal of Early Intervention, 29, 22-31.

 

Web-Based Publications

Trivette, C. M., O'Herin, C. E., & Dunst, C. J. (2009). Accuracy of nurse provider child screening practices. Cornerstones, 4(1), 1-9.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/cornerstones/cornerstones_vol4_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. & Clow, P. W. (2007). Public awareness and child find activities in Part C early intervention programs. Cornerstones, 3(1), 1-7.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/cornerstones/cornerstones_vol3_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., Gramiak, A., & Hill, G. (2007). Pediatricians' appraisals of a universal checklist for making early intervention referrals. Snapshots, 3(1).
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol3_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hill, G. (2007). A universal checklist for identifying infants and toddlers eligible for early intervention. TRACE Practice Guide: Referral, 2(1), 1-5.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/practiceguides/practiceguides_vol2_no1.pdf.

Bagnato, S. J. (2006). Formalizing informed clinical opinion assessment procedures is more likely to yield accurate results. Endpoints, 2(3), 1-2.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/endpoints/endpoints_vol2_no3.pdf.

Diehl, D. C., & Trivette, C. M. (2006). Sources of information about partnership and collaborative projects. Milemarkers, 2(1), 1-4.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol2_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. (2006). Providing feedback to primary referral sources. TRACE Practice Guide: Referral, 1(4).
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/practiceguides/practiceguides_vol1_no4.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. (2006). Improving outreach to primary referral sources. TRACE Practice Guide: Child Find, 1(3), 1-5.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/practiceguides/practiceguides_vol1_no3.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. (2006). Tailoring printed materials can help improve child find and increase referrals from primary referral sources. Endpoints, 2(4), 1-2.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/endpoints/endpoints_vol2_no4.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. (2006). DC: 0-3 may not be an appropriate assessment procedure for early identification purposes. Endpoints, 2(2), 1.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/endpoints/endpoints_vol2_no2.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. (2006). Providing regular feedback to primary referral sources is more likely to result in sustained referrals. Endpoints, 2(1), 1-2.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/endpoints/endpoints_vol2_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., & Gorman, E. (2006). Practices for increasing referrals from primary care physicians. Cornerstones, 2(5), 1-10.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/cornerstones/cornerstones_vol2_no5.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., & Gorman, E. (2006). Physician referrals of young children with disabilities: Implications for improving child find. Cornerstones, 2(1), 1-9.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/cornerstones/cornerstones_vol2_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., & Hamby, D. W. (2006). Tailoring printed materials for improving child find. Cornerstones, 2(4), 1-11.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/cornerstones/cornerstones_vol2_no4.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Storck, A. J., Hutto, M. D., & Snyder, D. (2006). Identification of infant and toddler social-emotional disorders: Using the DC: 0-3 diagnostic classification system. Cornerstones 2(2), 1-21. Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/cornerstones/cornerstones_vol2_no2.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., Shelden, M., & Rush, D. (2006). Academic detailing as an outreach strategy for increasing referrals to early intervention. Snapshots, 2(3), 1-9.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol2_no3.pdf.

Gramiak, A., Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., & Hill, G. (2006). Pediatricians' judgments of the applicability of a universal early intervention referral form. Snapshots, 2(1).
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol2_no1.pdf.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2006). Tracking pathways of referrals to early intervention. Snapshots, 2(5), 1-4.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol2_no5.pdf.

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., & Sandler, A. (2006). Early intervention and preschool special education endorsements by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Snapshots, 2(4), 1-7.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol2_no4.pdf.

Trivette, C. M., Rush, D., Dunst, C. J., & Shelden, M. (2006). Direct mailings to parents and self-referrals to early intervention. Snapshots, 2(2), 1-7.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol2_no2.pdf.

Clow, P., Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2005). Educational outreach (academic detailing) and physician prescribing practices. Cornerstones, 1(1), 1-9.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/cornerstones/cornerstones_vol1_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. (2005). Repeated visits to primary referral sources are likely to be more successful than one-time contacts. Endpoints, 1(1), 1-2.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/endpoints/endpointsvol1no1.pdf.

Clow, P. W., & Dunst, C. J. (2004). Sources of information about outreach program practices. Milemarkers, 1(9), 1-5.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no9.pdf.

Diehl, D. C., & Trivette, C. M. (2004). Sources of information about community-based developmental screening program practices. Milemarkers, 1(8).
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no8.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. (2004). Sources of information about risk factors and risk assessment practices. Milemarkers, 1(6), 1-4.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no6.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Bagnato, S. J., Gorman, E., & Trivette, C. M. (2004). Sources of information about eligibility determination definitions and practices. Milemarkers, 1(5).
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no5.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Fromewick, J., & Hamby, D. W. (2004). Method for counting the number of children served in the IDEA Part C Early Intervention Program may be underestimating state efforts. Snapshots, 1(3), 1-3. Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol1_no3.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Fromewick, J., & Lucas, S. M. (2004). Sources of information on risk registries useful for child find. Milemarkers, 1(2), 1-5.
Available from http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no2.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., & Hamby, D. W. (2004). States' Part C eligibility definitions account for differences in the percentage of children participating in early intervention programs. Snapshots, 1(4), 1-5. Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol1_no4.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Hamby, D. W., Clow, P. W., & Fromewick, J. (2004). Status and trends in the number of preschoolers served in the IDEA Part B Preschool Special Education Program (1992 to 2002). Snapshots, 1(2), 1-5. Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol1_no2.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Hamby, D. W., & Fromewick, J. (2004). Status and trends in the number of infants and toddlers served in the IDEA Part C Early Intervention Program (1994 to 2002). Snapshots, 1(1), 1-5. Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/snapshots/snapshots_vol1_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Lucas, S. M., & Click, F. (2004). Sources of information about public awareness practices. Milemarkers, 1(1), 1-5.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2004). Toward a categorization scheme of child find, referral, early identification and eligibility determination practices. Tracelines, 1(2), 1-18.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/tracelines/tracelines_vol1_no2.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., Appl, D. J., & Bagnato, S. J. (2004). Framework for investigating child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices. Tracelines, 1(1), 1-11. Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/tracelines/tracelines_vol1_no1.pdf.

Trivette, C. M., Click, F. J., & Lund, I. (2004). Sources of information about central referral systems. Milemarkers, 1(4).
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no4.pdf.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, K. S. (2004). Sources of information about possible early identification activities during the health care planning process. Milemarkers, 1(10), 1-4.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no10.pdf.

Trivette, C. M., & O'Herin, C. (2004). Sources of information about health-care professional screening practices. Milemarkers, 1(7), 1-4.
Available at http://puckett.org/Trace/milemarkers/milemarkers_vol1_no7.pdf.

 

Presentations

Dunst, C.J. ( 2009, December). Research foundations for evidence-based outreach to promote referrals to early intervention. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs National Early Childhood Conference, Arlington, VA.

Dunst, C.J., & Trivette, C.M. (2008, July). Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence: Lessons learned from working with physicians. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs Project Director’s Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2007, December). No magic bullets! Effective child find requires multiple approaches. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs National Early Childhood Conference, Arlington, VA.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2005, December). Tracking, referral and assessment center for excellence: Making sense out of divergent bodies of evidence. Presentation made at the “Celebrating Three Decades of IDEAs” Office of Special Education Programs National Early Childhood Conference, Washington, D.C.

Mott, D. W., & Dunst, C. J. (2005, October). Presumptive eligibility for Part C of the Infant-Toddler Program. Presentation made at the 21st Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, Portland, OR.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2005, October). TRACEing around the edges: Encircling child find and referral practices that work. Presentation made at the 21st Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, Portland, OR.

Masiello, T. L., Raab, M, & Dunst, C. J. (2005, July). Lessons learned from translating research findings into practice: Experiences from the Research and Training Center on Early Childhood Development. Presentation made at the National Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, D.C.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005, April). TRACE: Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence. Presentation made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005, February). Bridging the research-to-practice gap using evidence-based practice tool kits. Presentation made at the National Office of Special Education Programs Early Childhood Conference, Washington, DC.

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., & Bagnato, S. (2005, February). Discerning what works best in improving child find, early identification and referral practices. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs National Early Childhood Conference, Washington, DC.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst. C. J. (2003, November). TRACEing promising child find and early identification practices. Presentation made at the National Office of Special Education Programs Early Childhood Conference, Washington, DC.

Clow, P. W., Fromewick, J. C., Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2003, October). Evidence-based child find practices: Investigating participation in Part C and Part B programs. Presentation made at the 19th Annual Division for Early Childhood International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Washington, DC.

 

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