From Early Intervention to Early Childhood Programs: Timeline for Early Successful Transitions (TEST)

Brandes, Joyce A.; Ormsbee, Christine K.; Haring, Kathryn A.
March 2007
Intervention in School & Clinic;Mar2007, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p204
Academic Journal
More than one million transitions between early intervention services and early childhood programs are facilitated annually for youngsters with special needs. To be successful, these transitions require planning and ongoing communication between all parties. This article substantiates the need for a timeline/checklist and provides a model of sequential steps from onset to completion of the transition process. The Timeline for Early Successful Transition (TEST) facilitates an effective and well-planned transition that supports the child, family, and service personnel.


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