ERIC Number: ED246630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Calendars: Early Intervention Parents Join in Charting Child Progress.
Hanson, Janice L.; And Others
The paper describes a data collection system to record children's progress and to encourage parents of young handicapped children. The system consists of a calendar with blank spaces in which parents place stickers listing developmental behaviors and record comments about their child. The approach has four main objectives: to supplement developmental information gathered with available tools, to increase parent participation in documenting child progress, to provide an unobtrusive method of documenting development, and to provide attainable goals and useful observations for children with severe handicaps. Data from testing the assessment system with 11 sets of parents and their preschool children show that the calendar with stickers provided a motivating system for the parents and encouraged them to record other information as well. Comments for parents are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).