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ERIC Number: ED187079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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).