ERIC Number: ED263707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Early Services for Children with Special Needs: Transactions for Family Support.
Healy, Alfred; And Others
The book is intended to link knowledge and application in early intervention services for very young disabled and at-risk children. An introductory chapter analyzes major issues and sources of controversy in the field: family support and the nature of early intervention, parental empowerment and involvement, the science of early intervention, service organization, and training. Chapter 2 examines ways in which themes of early development should be incorporated into services for at-risk and disabled children. The next four chapters examine issues related to the following key topics: parent-professional interactions (parental decisionmaking, differing perceptions, communication skills); developmental programs (the assessment-intervention continuum, qualitative vs quantitative measures of efficacy, interdisciplinary function); social attitudes and social policy (relationship between research and policy formation, socioeconomic risk, need for advocacy); and service delivery and organizational considerations (preservice and inservice training, case management, decisionmaking processes). A final chapter lists action steps for early intervention programs in the areas of mission statements, practices and efficacy, parent-professional interaction, service organization, service promotion, staff training, parent-professional relations, service coordination, and program promotion. Appended material includes a categorized annotated bibliography on the topic. (CL)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Univ. Hospital School.
Note: Developed by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.