ERIC Number: ED204887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Prioritizing with Parents of Severely Handicapped Preschool Children.
Smith, Olive Scola; And Others
A program for severely handicapped preschool children in Camden, New Jersey, provides a supportive environment to the families in response to urban stress factors. Staff members, sensitized to working with a multicultural population, act as parent advocates. Family contacts begin with explaining the child's diagnosis, establishing a supportive relationship, setting objectives, coordinating other services as needed, and involving family members as they wish in the program. The effects of poverty and urban sociocultural factors on the young child's physical health, home environment, and family structure are reviewed. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey (Camden)
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session M-S4).