How SKIP I Works

Project SKIP uses simple and inexpensive customized instruments (also known as screeners) to respond to the need for scientifically­based, comprehensive screening for social­emotional, cognitive, and developmental and academic issues such as autism spectrum disorders in children from age 2 through 18.

In as little as 20 minutes, parents can complete SKIP’s easy­to­use on­line screeners and receive immediate and individual feedback.

If teachers are participating in the process, they can expect to complete their portion of the screener in 5­10 minutes per student.

Parents of children 3 years and older will receive immediate and individual feedback while still logged into their SKIP account. If screening children 2 years of age, they will receive an email response containing the results. Note that if teachers are participating in SKIP via an invitation from a parent, only parents will receive screening results, which will include a color key, along with descriptive text, to enhance understanding.

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SKIP I Screeners — Parents

After creating an account and profile for each child to be screened and providing payment information or a school-sponsored access code, parents instructors be led through three sets of questions that make up the SKIP I screeners.

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Parent Screener #1 – Social Communication Questionnaire© (SCQ)*

The Social Communication Questionnaire© (SCQ) instrument helps evaluate communication skills and social functioning in children who may have autism or autism spectrum disorders. Completed by a parent or other primary caregiver in less than 10 minutes, the SCQ is a way to determine whether an individual should be referred for a complete diagnostic evaluation. The SCQ is comprised of 40 questions.

*Copyright © 2003 by Western Psychological Services.

Learn more about SCQ©.

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Parent Screener #2 — Brief Problem Monitor (BPM-P)

The BPM-P offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children. This comprehensive screener is completed by a parent or other primary caregiver in less than 10 minutes. BPM-P screens for a variety of behavioral and emotional disorders that can lead to adjustment problems and is comprised of 19 questions.

Learn more about the Brief Problem Monitor©

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Parent Screener #3 — General Questions

Completed by a parent or other primary caregiver, these questions provide general background regarding previous diagnoses, pregnancy and birth history, and family history.

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SKIP I Screeners — Teachers

Teachers may be asked to participate in Project SKIP by their schools or by the parents of individual students. The process is the same regardless of the initiating source. After creating an account and profile for each child to be screened, teachers will be led through the two sets of questions that make up the SKIP I screeners.

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Teacher Screener #1 — Brief Problem Monitor (BPM-T)

The BPM-T offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children. This comprehensive screener is completed by a teacher in less than 10 minutes. BPM-T screens for a variety of behavioral and emotional disorders that can lead to adjustment problems and is comprised of 18 questions.

Learn more about the Brief Problem Monitor.

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Teacher Screener #2 — General Questions

Teacher Screener #2 simply asks that teachers indicate how long they have known the child being screened.

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SKIP I Results

Screener scores are provided along with an indication of whether the results fall into ranges of Typically Developing, Development Concerns, or At Risk. Suggested next steps are also outlined, including how to receive information about additional screening and how to involve a child’s teacher in the process.

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