Educators understand that, left unidentified and untreated, social-emotional, cognitive, and developmental issues in children can interfere not only with school performance, but also with a child’s ability to build a successful life as an adult. This failure to diagnose also creates substantial costs for school systems.
Using simple and inexpensive screening instruments, including a new cognitive assessment instrument, Project SKIP responds to the need for a scientifically-based, universal screening tool that schools can administer economically and efficiently, while preserving local autonomy.
Available through this website, SKIP I screens children for social-emotional, cognitive, and developmental issues through the use of on-line assessment instruments that parents and teachers complete on behalf of children from ages 2 - 18.
The Project SKIP team has also developed SKIP II, a new, more in-depth cognitive assessment instrument for use in the classroom by teachers or at home by parents. Schools are encouraged to contact Dr. Bonny Forrest for more information.
Key School Benefits through Project SKIP
- Screens for cognitive and behavioral, as well as academic issues
- Allows intervention and services to be designed to fit each child’s needs more precisely
- SKIP I utilizes easy-to-use, on-line questionnaires accompanied by comprehensive instructions tested in classrooms
- SKIP II screens for WHY a child is failing or simply asseses a child's strengths and weaknesses so they can access the curriculum more effectively and supports Tier 2 assessments through additional cognitive screening