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Welcome to the Early Screening Project resources homepage!

The Early Screening Project (ESP) proactively screens and identifies three- to five-year-olds who are experiencing pre-school adjustment problems - whether internalizing or externalizing. This easy-to-use screening process allows for early intervention and helps you identify young students experiencing preschool adjustment problems or those at risk for emotional problems, speech/language difficulties, attention deficits, and more.

The ESP screening process consists of three increasingly refined stages of assessment, ranging from teacher rankings and ratings to direct observations of behavior. The ESP assesses both the frequency and intensity of adjustment problems and allows for the cost-effective screening of problem behaviors to aid in the early remediation of behavior disorders among preschool-age children.

Here you will find information and resources related to the project and the research behind its development and implementation.


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