ERIC Number: ED254021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Social Integration Model for Young Handicapped Children. Final Report, August 1, 1981-August 31, 1984.
Stowitschek, Joseph J.; And Others
This final report discusses the Social Integration Project (SIP), designed to systematically integrate young handicapped children academically and socially into existing early education programs. Four goals were set forth: (1) placing handicapped children into local mainstream day care centers; (2) installing a comprehensive program and curriculum reflecting empirically based programing practices; (3) developing a social interaction curriculum to teach interaction between handicapped and nonhandicapped children; and (4) preparing a home training component. Efforts are reported for each of three years: for year one, model development and feasibility analyses; for year two, replication and evaluation; and for year three, continued service, component replication, and dissemination. Data are presented for child progress, parent satisfaction, and peer acceptance of handicapped children. Interpretation of the data suggests that mainstream day care centers can be a viable service setting for preschoolers with a variety of handicapping conditions. The bulk of the document consists of appendices that include: (1) the SIP brochure; (2) "Evaluation of a Mainstream Model Serving Handicapped Children in Day Care Centers"; (3) "A Naturalistic Study of the Relation between Setting Events and Peer Interaction in Four Activity Contexts"; (4) a list of advisory committee members; (5) Inservice Training Program for Mainstream Teachers--Positive Teacher Attitudes and Child Outcome"; (6) replication data; and (7) dissemination summary (including the questionnaires used). (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Exceptional Child Center.
Note: The document was prepared by the Outreach Developmental and Dissemination Developmental Center for Handicapped Persons.