ERIC Number: ED196230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Education for the Handicapped: Recommended Procedures and Practices.
Carter, Julie, Ed.
The manual is designed to assist primarily public school personnel who are involved in the identification and delivery of services to young handicapped children (birth to 5 years old) and their families. An introductory chapter explains the manual's purpose and background. Chapter 2 focuses on child find activities with sections on awareness, location/identification, screening, referral/case study evaluation, and multidisciplinary conference and determination of eligibility for placement. Chapter 3 addresses the five critical components of an exemplary early childhood program for the handicapped: setting, facilities and equipment, curriculum and instructional strategies, parent involvement, and personnel. A fourth chapter addresses the training needs of the teaching staff, and views personnel preparation as an ongoing process of professional development rather than a series of short term training activities which culminate with the award of an academic degree. A final chapter discusses the provision of educational and related services to handicapped children birth to 3 years old. Chapters 2 through 5 contain an evaluation section and a list of recommendations. Included in the appendixes is a sample evaluation design table which lists evaluation questions, procedures, and directions. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Div. of Specialized Education Services.