ERIC Number: ED168236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Process of Mainstreaming Handicapped Children Into Project Head Start. Phase I. Executive Summary.
Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The report presents an executive summary of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of a comparative study to assess the services being provided to handicapped preschool children by Project Head Start and non-Head Start programs. This study is Phase I of a larger study of the process of mainstreaming handicapped children in Head Start Programs. Limited comparison of Head Start program services are made with those offered by other programs located in the same communities. Findings are presented in a question-and-answer format within each of the following areas of investigation: mainstreaming, staff characteristics, recruitment and outreach, screening services, diagnostic services, planning and curricula, monitoring activities, auxiliary service providers, and parent involvement. Four basic areas are recommended in which Head Start services to handicapped children can be improved: diagnostic services, program services (particularly with respect to individualized planning), program facilities and materials, and outreach procedures to seek out unserved handicapped children. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.