ERIC Number: ED201113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Early Intervention Programs in New Jersey.
Goldberg, Daniel C.; And Others
The status of early intervention programs for handicapped young children in New Jersey is examined through analysis of results from a parent questionnaire, program administrator survey, functional assessment forms on children, group interviews with staff and parents, and phone interviews with program administrators. Among results reported are that the programs serve a relatively wide cross section of the general population; socioeconomic status does not appear to be very influential in a parent's selection or a child's referral to a particular program type; it appears that a number of children needing services are not enrolled in early intervention; a number of procedures are used to ensure program quality, but few standardized monitoring and evaluation programs exist; overall, parents and staff share similar views of a child's functioning, particularly in gross motor skills; and parents' predictions about the child's functional capabilities at the age of 3 are similar to the staff's. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Infants, Intervention, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, State Programs, State Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Developmental Disabilities Council, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey