ERIC Number: ED125185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood/Special Education: A Delicate Balance.
Shapiro, Lillian P.
The differences between the early childhood and special education approaches to educating young handicapped children are compared; and an approach which balances both schools of thought is supported. Early childhood educators are seen to gear programs to fit developmental characteristics and needs of the student; while special educators are noted to offer such educational alternatives as analyzing educational tasks, structuring the environment, and modifying behavior. Cited are some examples of imbalanced approaches to teaching children with handicapping conditions which include language delay, multiple handicaps, and behavioral disturbance. Briefly described is a curriculum for teachers which stresses that there is no one approach to educational problems. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)