ERIC Number: ED198657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Early Measures against Handicaps in Children.
Jorgensen, I. Skov
The status of social, medical, and educational services to young handicapped children in Denmark is described. The report includes information on incidence of handicap, current legislative provisions, implementation of special educational assistance, qualifications of the special education teacher, and characteristics of preschool classes. Separate sections are devoted to infants and young children with services for infants and young children with language and speech difficulties, hearing impairments, visual impairments, motor handicaps, and mental retardation. Social services such as day nurseries and institutions are noted. A historical review of preventive work among expectant and nursing mothers and infants is provided. Cooperation in the delivery of services between the education, social, medical, and psychological services is summarized. The model program at Karlebo is specifically described. A study of service needs in one Danish borough indicated that the health services needed to be supplemented by interdisciplinary services of teachers and social workers to insure early identification of all handicaps. A detailed example of the special educational program for language retarded young children in Copenhagen concludes the report. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (Denmark).