ERIC Number: ED418519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Special Education for Children with Disabilities, Ages Three through Five: Program Planning.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
This chapter from a North Dakota guide for early childhood special education personnel focuses on program planning for young children with special needs. Following an introduction, the first section presents the North Dakota program guidelines, including eligibility of students, an explanation of the approval of services process, a description of the service delivery system, and recommendations regarding transition and size of enrollment/ caseload, and use of support personnel. Following these guidelines, there is a discussion of family services, both required and supplementary. The following section addresses program services in terms of provisions for meeting least restrictive environment requirements, and the service delivery system. Guidelines are then offered for the individualized education program (IEP) planning process with emphasis on those components which differ from the IEP that is developed for children who are of school age. Team decision-making relative to service in the least restrictive environment (LRE) is addressed, with alternative procedures and examples suggested. A sample LRE planning worksheet is offered. Appendices include: crosswalk for reporting service settings and amount of time by service setting on the SPECIS Record Entry Form and IEP; definitions of eligibility; and an alternative procedure to identify the most apropriate learning environment. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Case Management; North Dakota
Note: One of three main sections contained in EC 306 324.