2007 Research Regarding the Links Between School Failure, Disability Status, & Subsequent Juvenile Court Involvement
- A critical need in the U.S. Virgin Islands is timely, accurate, and early diagnostic assessment.
- Health care options are limited due to the geographic isolation of the U.S.V.I. and limited access to full federal Medicaid funding.
- 55% of five-year-old children entering public school were six months to over a year behind developmental age expectations in language and comprehension skills.
- 40% of V.I. children entering public kindergarten also lacked adequate, age-expected cognition skills.