ERIC Number: ED101844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Responding to Individual Needs in Head Start: A Head Start Series on Needs Assessment. Part 1: Working with the Individual Child.
Child Development Services Bureau (DHEW/OCD), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.
This manual, designed for Head Start staff, parents, and others working with handicapped and/or nonhandicapped children, gives general background information on physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities and offers practical suggestions for handling classroom problems related to these disabilities. Staff planning is discussed in relation to classroom space, staff and consulting resources, parent needs, and the number and types of handicapped children to include in a program. Medical information is given on some physical handicaps and health impairments such as chronic asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy, along with suggestions for managing them in the classroom. Procedures to follow when referring children to special services outside the classroom are suggested. The appendixes contain suggestions for classroom materials and activities, an annotated bibliography of books on child development, films, and service directories. (SDH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Development, Educational Assessment, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Guides, Handicapped Children, Language Handicaps, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Physical Disabilities, Student Needs, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Development Services Bureau (DHEW/OCD), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.