ERIC Number: ED224184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Estimulacion Precoz para Ninos Minusvalidos (Early Stimulation for Disabled Children).
Written as a first step to improve early stimulation services to developmentally disabled and retarded preschool aged children in Costa Rica, the manual, in Spanish, seeks to attain the following objectives: raise consciousness and understanding of health service personnel, primary and special educators, rehabilitation personnel, and parents; increase abilities of "team members," improve service to rural preschool children not presently served by Costa Rican programs; and promote increased cooperation among the various national institutions. An introductory chapter explains early stimulation in Costa Rica, and justifies the need for the population to be served. Next, a step-by-step approach to developing a program in a rural area covers aspects such as program objectives, administration, and operation. Prenatal influences and measures to prevent birth defects are briefly considered. The child's normal developmental stages are considered, followed by a discussion of influences of deafness, visual impairment, physical handicap and mental retardation on normal development. An extensive chapter describes etiology, characteristics and problems associated with major disabilities, and training techniques. Two final chapters address evaluation of the child's development and guidelines for working with parents. Line drawings illustrate the text. Appendixes list resources and references. (MC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Univ. Center for International Rehabilitation.; Costa Rican Social Security System, San Jose. Center for Training and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica