AET! screening is only available to families and professionals in Texas.
When developmental concerns are identified early, there are strategies that can make a significant difference. Act Early Texas! (AET!) provides online screening tools to allow parents and early childhood (EC) professionals (ECP) the opportunity to conduct free developmental screenings on young children in Texas.
AET! offers an online version of the following evidence-based screening tools:
If concerns are raised by the screen(s):
- Parents will receive an email in their Gmail account, explaining the concerns and including a “Road Map” of the next steps the parents should take to obtain the necessary evaluations and services for their child.
- The screening results will be automatically e-faxed to the appropriate local Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) specialist or local independent school district (ISD), determined by home zip code and age, which will provide further evaluation. If the child meets Texas qualification levels, intervention will follow.
- The results and a copy of the ECI/ISD referral form will also be faxed directly to the family’s primary care provider identified at registration, who may be able to offer further assistance.
If no concerns are raised by the screen(s):
- Parents will receive an email in their Gmail account, explaining that no concerns were noted, and inviting them to re-screen again in the future.
- The screening results will be automatically e-faxed directly to the identified primary care provider.
Early Childhood professionals who provide Act Early Texas! screenings will have successfully completed an online training for certification as a Developmental Screening Consultant and free continuing education contact hours. The general public is also able to complete the training, but without certification.
The Act Early Texas! website is managed by the Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
This project is funded by a grant from the Texas Early Learning Council and grant #H25MC26238 (Texas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Program) from the Maternal and Child Health Branch of the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Contact Us: If you have questions about Act Early Texas!, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.