ERIC Number: ED108440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of the Handicapped Effort in Experimental Regular Head Start and Selected Other Exemplary Pre-School Programs Serving the Handicapped. Volume I, Chapters 1-7. Final Report.
Syracuse Univ., NY. Div. of Special Education and Rehabilitation.
Site visits (1973-74) to 52 regular Head Start programs, 14 experimental programs, and 10 selected non-Head Start preschool enrichment programs were conducted to evaluate the response of Head Start programs to a 1972 Federal mandate requiring at least a 10 percent enrollment of handicapped children. Sources of information included interviews with Head Start directors, classroom observations, and case studies of individual handicapped children served. Among findings in regular Head Start programs were that reports by many programs of at least 10 percent handicapped children reflected a population of primarily mildly disabled children with very few severely impaired children being served; that essentially no programs had made significant modifications in their physical facilities or programs for severely handicapped children; and that the mandate appeared to have positive effects in increasing a coordinated involvement and effort with families and other community agencies. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Div. of Special Education and Rehabilitation.