ERIC Number: ED168237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Process of Mainstreaming Handicapped Children Into Project Head Start. Program Efforts to Ensure Post-Enrollment Service Continuity for Handicapped Children in Project Head Start. Final Report.
Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The document presents the final report of a national study to evaluate the process by which handicapped children were mainstreamed in Head Start programs. Findings related to the following areas of investigation are presented: placement of handicapped children after leaving Head Start, Head Start's role in establishing the new placement, Head Start activities designed to provide new program staff with information concerning the handicapped child, parental assistance provided to ease the transition of the child to a new program, follow-up of the child's adjustment to the new program, and differences in service continuity activities as a function of type of Head Start program organization. Recommendations presented focus primarily on two broad areas: strategies to enhance efforts to insure service continuity to handicapped children, and further investigation into the area of service continuity and its impact on handicapped children. A discussion of sampling strategy, a case follow-up schedule questionnaire, and definitions of post-Head Start placements are appended. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.