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ERIC Number: ED087187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 153
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How Can Effective Early Intervention Programs be Delivered to Potentially Retarded Children?
Stedman, Donald J.; And Others
Reported are findings based on reviews of 40 longitudinal/intervention research projects, findings from a survey of 14 leading authorities in intervention research, and a proposal for developing a federal mechanism to translate intervention research projects into educational service programs for preschool children at risk of mental retardation. Findings from the research project review are given to indicate that intervention program participation yields positive results, and that the value varies according to characteristics of the program, of the child, and of the child's family or social setting. Results from the survey of authorities are discussed in relation to home-versus center-based programs, parents, staff considerations, program evaluation, research gaps, criteria for excellent programs, and issues concerning the federal role in research and program development. Proposed for federal effort to move successful program components into service is the system for educational research futures (SERF), a mechanism which combines a public-private partnership approach to product export, an incentive plan for federal agencies to identify promising programs, and a systematic surveillance and technical assistance activity to assure export and to assist potential consumers in export strategies. Included in appendixes are tables giving project information such as target population, program and evaluation characteristics, and dissemination readiness: a review of the Milwaukee Project (R. Heber), said to be well designed and innovative; and a list of over 400 publications on research projects or areas pertaining to early childhood. (MC)
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