ERIC Number: ED247680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Early Intervention Programs, Based on a Conference: Health Issues in Early Intervention Programs (Washington, D.C., May 1980).
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. School of Public Health.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. College of Nursing.
The monograph presents guidelines for early intervention services for handicapped infants and their families. Guidelines are the result of a 1980 conference on health issues in early identification programs. Three state of the art papers are included: "Infancy, What We Know and What We Need to Know as a Basis for Intervention" by A. Korner; "Child Change in an Early Intervention Program for the Developmentally Disabled" by J. Howard and L. Beckwith; and "Infant Intervention: Parental Considerations" by K. Barnard and J. Kelly. A paper on contemporary theory covers such aspects of the subject as a clinical continuum of disability recognition, immediate postnatal care, and followup and screening. Recommendations focus on protecting physical health; promoting psychosocial development; and facilitating motor, cognitive, and communication development and self care skills. The state agency's role in planning and monitoring services is examined. Appendixes contain papers on Utah's infant development program and on Hawaii's enrichment project for handicapped infants, staffing considerations, references, and a list of participants. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. School of Public Health.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. College of Nursing.