ERIC Number: ED229890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Early Intervention Programs for Developmentally Disabled Children. Central Conference of University Training Programs in Developmental Disabilities Proceedings (Indianapolis, Indiana, August 25-26, 1980).
Shuster, Susan K., Ed.; Groman, Cynthia L., Ed.
The document summarizes proceedings of an August 1980 conference on early intervention programs for developmentally disabled children attended by representatives of public instruction, federal and state model programs, early childhood staff from university affiliated facilities, instructors from colleges and universities and graduate students. Discussion is reported on two central themes of the conference: child assessment and parent training. Assessment discussion focuses on such topics as instruments used, assessment of severely motorically involved children, role of the environment, parent's role, optimum time, use of developmental ages, differences between evaluation and assessment, and use of assessment scales based on normal development. Nine principles in assessment are summarized. Discussion on parent training addressed current efforts in this area as well as pressing problems (e.g., ways to involve reluctant parents and approaches for dealing with unrealistic parent attitudes) and new directions (including improved training of medical personnel in early childhood development). Appended are descriptions of regional early intervention programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Developmental Training Center.