ERIC Number: ED228757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Handicapped Children: Early Detection, Intervention and Education. Selected Case Studies from: Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Jamaica, Jordan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The status of early detection of handicaps in children as well as teacher/parent awareness and involvement in the intervention process are reported for nine countries as part of a 1978-1979 study conducted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Case studies and an overview of case-study findings are presented for the following countries: Argentina; Canada, Denmark, Jamaica, Jordan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. In addition, attention is directed to the implications of the status of early care for handicapped children for the future development of policies and services in different countries. Important issues include the following: initiating early detection and intervention; the role of the family of a handicapped child; coordination among such bodies as the central government, local communities, and voluntary organizations; normalization of the handicapped; the need to follow detection by active intervention rather that labeling and institutional placement; constraints to the development of early care services; prevention; staff development; and information dissemination. (SEW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Family Role, Foreign Countries, Handicap Identification, Human Services, Infants, Intervention, Normalization (Handicapped), Parent Participation, Young Children
UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Argentina; Canada; Denmark; Jamaica; Jordan; Nigeria; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Kingdom