ERIC Number: ED404816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
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Early Detection and Early Intervention for Children with Developmental Disability, and the Co-operation among Facilities Concerned in Japan.
This report studied the cases of 826 infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities from 1988 to 1995 and the role of the facilities in identifying and referring the children to a rehabilitation center in Higashi-Osaka City, Japan. A list of the classification of main developmental disabilities is provided, along with a table showing the overall number of cases per year by specific disability. The causes of developmental disabilities are also identified. Tables of information from public health centers, welfare offices, a child guidance center, and hospitals illustrate the number of cases by disability and the age of the children at detection. The charts indicate that the facilities meet and detect the disabilities in the children at an early age. The percentage of children who need early intervention in the city is conjectured to be about 1.6 percent. The report states the need for a clinic for the medical assessment of and consultation about children with developmental disabilities, and for cooperation among the different facilities. A diagram of the different agencies that detect children with disabilities is included. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (10th, Helsinki, Finland, July 8-13, 1996).