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Early Screening Procedures: A Critical Analysis of Their Utility and Their Role in Prevention

Leach, D.J. (1983) Early Screening Procedures: A Critical Analysis of Their Utility and Their Role in Prevention. School Psychology International, 4 (1). pp. 47-55.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143034383041009
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Abstract

Over the past ten years, early screening for learning difficulties has been popular both as a research topic and as a preventive strategy used by psychological services. But is this popularity justified? This article examines some of the practical and theoretical problems associated with screening and questions the extent of its contribution to solving learning problems in school. It is argued that the goals set for screening are more likely to be reached by working within radically different paradigms than those inherent in current procedures.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Inquiry
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Copyright: © 1983, Sage Publications
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/32172
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