ERIC Number: ED229967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Innovative Infant Stimulation Program as Being Executed by a South Louisiana School District.
Aprill, Kay Hodges; Schifani, John
A home based infant stimulation program for handicapped preschoolers in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, has been successful and cost effective. Home teachers help parents implement a precise, individualized curriculum. Physical and speech therapists are available as well. Other program emphases include providing emotional support to parents and modeling coping skills and positive attitudes toward the infant. The child's individualized education program contains objectives related to the child's development in motor, social, language, self help, and cognitive skills. A supportive parent group has grown from the program. Other school districts in the state have asked project assistance to develop similar infant programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper and slide presentation to the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).