ERIC Number: ED091884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Readings in Early Education of Handicapped Children.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Head Start Information Project.
Presented are 14 articles or monographs which focus on educational strategies involved in the integration of handicapped children into Head Start projects. Two introductory articles describe classroom techniques Head Start teachers should use in integrating handicapped children into regular classrooms and discuss the nature of handicapping conditions and strategies for the delivery of services in integrated classroom settings. Two articles center on practical suggestions for parent involvement which is seen to be central to any comprehensive educational program for young children. Five articles on classroom planning and instructional strategies consider the following topics: the importance of discipline in the education of disadvantaged preschool children, behavior modification, classroom planning for exceptional children, teaching language delayed children, the use of nonverbal messages as a means to verbalization, and materials for stimulating the speech and language of handicapped children. The final section on staff training consists of four articles with the following titles: Effective Preservice and Inservice Training in the Head Start Program, An Administrator's Suggestions for a Sample Staff Training Program Sequence in an Early Childhood Education Center for Handicapped Children, A Collaborative Response to the Head Start Mandate to Integrate Handicapped Children, and A Model Orientation Workshop on Integrating Handicapped Children into Project Head Start. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Inservice Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Staff Orientation
Council for Exceptional Children, Head Start Information Project, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Head Start Information Project.