ERIC Number: ED242173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Movement from Program to Program at an Early Age: The Early Transition Process.
Edgar, Eugene; And Others
The paper describes the Early Childhood Interagency Transition Model designed to ease the movement of handicapped children (aged 3-8) from one agency to another. The approach was developed based on interviews with agency personnel and parents. A successful transition is characterized by common understanding of the details of the moves, efficient transfer of records, minimal program disruptions, and adjustment of the child to the new program. The model is organized into six issue areas (transfer of records, timing, awareness of programs, parent involvement, decisionmaking processes, and post placement communication). Each issue area is described in terms of possible strategies, required actions, personnel involved, statement of purpose, expected outcomes, time required, and additional costs. Field testing of the model has occurred in three sites. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Montana Symposium on Early Education and the Exceptional Child (4th, billings, MT, April 27-29, 1983); see EC 162 142.