ERIC Number: ED081143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Early Recognition and Intervention: Programs for Children with Special Needs.
Hainsworth, Peter; Gilles, Cynthia
Described in the guidebook are ways to initiate or improve early recognition and intervention (ERI) programs in public schools. Suggested for starting a program to find at risk or handicapped children before they and their teachers experience failure are three phases, which involve finding an idea, enlisting support, and beginning with a pilot screening procedure. The components of an ERI program are presented graphically, and are then treated singly. What screening should accomplish is discussed; and listed are options relating to who should plan the program, when the program should occur, where the program should take place, what the program should involve (such as nutrition-health or vision-hearing screening), and why some screening programs might be more appropriate than others. Recommended for followup is a screening team's feedback of results to regular teachers for program planning or observation of children, to specialists for intermediate evaluation and decision, and to outside support systems, such as physicians or agencies. Support system mechanisms (such as inservice teacher workshops, specialist consultation, or resource rooms) are described, and considered are reasons for and approaches to program evaluation. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. New England Special Education Instructional Materials Center.