Project SKIP Process & Instruments

Using simple and inexpensive customized screening instruments, Project SKIP's multi-tiered approach allows interventions and services to be designed to fit each child's needs more precisely. SKIP's process can also lead to more appropriate placement of children in school and more effective and efficient use of school resources.

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The Screening Process

Level I: Online Behavioral, Developmental, and Cognitive Screening through Parent, Teacher or Clinician Report

  • Parents and/or teachers complete the customized online BPM (Brief Problem Monitor) and SCQ (Social Communication Questionnaire) instruments
  • All responses sent to Dr. Bonny Forrest and the SKIP team for review and interpretation
  • Children identified as within typical ranges for development can be tested at desired intervals to monitor development or academic progress
  • Children identified as "at­risk" are recommended for additional testing in three or six months
  • Parents of some children may be counseled to undertake full evaluations with an identified community provider or additional on­line testing as available

Level II: Cognitive Screening

  • Children identified as "at­-risk" or as having difficulties can be administered in-person the customized SKIP neuro-­cognitive screener
  • Initially available through pencil and paper administration with adaptation for online use anticipated
  • All responses sent to Dr. Bonny Forrest and the SKIP team for review and interpretation
  • Parents of some children will be counseled to undertake full evaluations with an identified community provider if more extensive evaluation is required