ERIC Number: ED210829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Project Sunrise Proceedings Document. The Annual Montana Symposium on Early Education and the Exceptional Child (2nd, Billings, Montana, April 1-3, 1981.)
Walker, Kay P., Ed.; And Others
Four keynote speeches and 14 sectional presentations comprise the proceedings of the April 1981 Montana Symposium on Early Education and the Exceptional Child. The first speech, entitled "The Yellow Brick Road--Does it Lead to Oz or Abyss?" by B. Fredericks, stresses the importance of gathering solid research evidence to demonstrate that early childhood programs for the handicapped are not only educationally beneficial but also cost effective. A second speech by Fredericks, "The Country Children--Who Serves Them?" describes two methods of serving rural handicapped children, the rural aide model and a parent training model. N. Haring, in "How to Tell Who You're Teaching Without a Label," stresses the disadvantages of labeling handicapped children and proposes that intervention strategies be identified instead. M. Karnes offers "Components of an Exemplary Program for Young Handicapped Children" and stresses the value of each individual, the child, his/her family, and the staff. Sectional presentations have the following titles and authors: "Creative Use of a Resource Library for Meeting Teacher Competencies, Serving Native American Pre-Schoolers" (S. Bailey); "Interdisciplinary Inservice Training for Identification/Assessment of Preschool Handicapped Children; A Functional Planning Model" (D. Banman, E. Husband); "Independence V. S. Agency Addiction--Dollars and Sense of the Home Training Model" (S. Dow, R. Wheeler); "Focus on Teaming--Training Interdisciplinary Teams for Preschool Programs" (M. Flynn); "Burnout--Symptoms and Solutions for Teachers and Parents" (M. Hagen); "Modifying the Pre-School Environment to Meet the Needs of the Seizure Disordered Child" (A. Hilton, G. Gay); "How the WISP Was Won--A Model of Services for Handicapped Infants and Toddlers" (J. Jelinek, et al.); "Assessment and Evaluation Techniques with Infants and Young Children" (C. McKennan, W. Nickoloff); "Administrative Issues in Developing Programs for Pre-School Children" (N. Owings, L. Holmquist); "Project Family Link I--A Home-Based Intervention Program for Yound Handicapped Children and Their Families" (M. Riley); "Teaching Self-Control to Young Handicapped Children" (S. Robertson); "Facilitator--An Alternative Service Model" (B. Stilwell); "Computer Assisted Instruction--New Help for Special Education Students" (R. Swenson, J. Kingman); and "Ideas and Programs for Autistic Children in the Public School" (J. Syndergaard). (DB)
Descriptors: Autism, Burnout, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Home Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labeling (of Persons), Program Development, Rural Education, Seizures, Student Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Montana Coll., Billings. Inst. for Rehabilitative Service.