ERIC Number: ED217971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Programming for Preschoolers with Special Needs: How Child Development Knowledge Can Help.
Honig, Alice Sterling
Information provided in five major dimensions of the field of normal child development can be useful in increasing the understanding and effectiveness of those who work with preschool children with special needs. The especially relevant dimensions of the child development field are : (1) child development theories, including the theories of Erikson, stimulus-response models such as Skinner's, and social learning and Piagetian theories; (2) child development norms, including critical norms for predicting developmental delays; (3) research knowledge in child development focusing on the antecedents and/or effects of secure attachment, child neglect, social class, physical and nutritional supports, parental teaching styles, severe physical punishment, parent roles, sex differences, family life stresses, and reading and language experiences; (4) effective models for intervention to prevent or remediate developmental problems; and (5) communication techniques that help children acquire social skills. In conclusion, guidelines for adults working with young children are offered. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the conference, "The Preschool Special Child: Early Identification, Assessment and Management" (Chapel Hill, NC, May 21-23, 1982).