Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Measuring Accessibility of Materials Provided to Families for Accessing, Utilizing and Transitioning Out of Early Intervention (EI)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown, MA, USA
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown, MA, USA
  • Spaulding Cape Cod, East Sandwich, MA, USA
Article Information
Early Intervention / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Measuring Accessibility of Materials Provided to Families for Accessing, Utilizing and Transitioning Out of Early Intervention (EI)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510319. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8119
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510319. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8119
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Nationally, only 10% of children eligible for EI receive services. Parents with low health literacy have difficulty accessing the EI system. Accessible written information is needed to reduce this difficulty. This study evaluated EI materials provided by one state’s Department of Public Health. Four assessment tools measured accessibility, including the CDC Clear Communication Index. None of 26 materials had adequate scores. Materials need to be revised to be effective.

Primary Author and Speaker: Catherine Leslie

Additional Authors and Speakers: Taylor Delosh

Contributing Authors: Jillian Crehan