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ERIC Number: ED057888
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Preschool Intervention.
de Hirsch, Katrina
The rationale of some current intervention projects that are designed to supply some environmental nurture (affective and cognitive) is discussed. Some major approaches used in these projects and problems related to early intervention are examined. Head Start and Montessori programs are omitted. Strategies utilized in the programs discussed involve making use of health personnel; emphasize the importance of parent participation; develop competence in parents and thereby enhance their self-image, which in turn causes them to become more sensitive and responsive to the children's needs. Strategies that focus on preparing children for effective participation in the elementary grades are those concerned with neurological organization (large motor training, visuo-motor and perceptual training, oral language training, and packaged programs). Approaches to learning concern the roles of motivation, operant conditioning, immediate reinforcement, and tutoring. The proper time to begin intervention is stated as being before the birth of the baby. Problems related to the design and the evaluation of intervention programs are discussed. To develop effective educational strategies, a number of theoretical and practical problems should be carefully explored. A series of operational intervention centers should be established, and these would feed information into a central agency designed to evaluate strategies and formulate policies for a national program. (DB)
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Note: Paper prepared originally for the Interdisciplinary Committee on Reading Problems, Center for Applied Linguistics