ERIC Number: ED187079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development and Implementation of an Effective Early Childhood Handicapped Program.
Condon, Kathryn; Dahlstrom, Mark
The paper describes the Early Childhood Handicapped Program of Kenosha (WI). The program focuses on receptive and expressive language, fine and gross motor skills, self-help skills, cognitive skills, perceptual skills, and social/emotional skills development. For admission into the program, children must exhibit significant delays in two or more areas. Five classrooms serve the needs of approximately fifty 3 to 6 year old exceptional children. Two of the classes are self-contained, two have a self-contained/integrated structure, and the fifth classroom provides maximum integration with normal children. Specific programs are ongoing in the areas of physical handicaps, speech impairments, and hearing impairments; and physical and occupational therapy is offered. Screening procedures include at home interviews, hearing tests, and psychological/educational evaluations by a team. Supportive components, such as parent involvement and behavior management programs, are important aspects of the overall program. Twenty-four tests and/or assessment instruments are briefly described. (PHR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Diagnosis, Emotional Development, Hearing Impairments, Mainstreaming, Motor Development, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Screening Tests, Self Help Programs, Skill Development, Social Development, Speech Handicaps
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenosha Unified School District 1, WI. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session F-70).