ERIC Number: ED263726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Handicapped Children in Head Start Programs: Eleventh Annual Report of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Congress of the United States on Services Provided to Handicapped Children in Project Head Start.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Information is presented from a 1982-83 evaluation of services to handicapped children in Project Head Start. An initial chapter provides an overview of Head Start policies regarding services to handicapped children. Chapter 2 summarizes data from 1769 Head Start full year programs on three major topics: number of handicapped children enrolled, types of handicaps, and severity of handicaps. Findings include an increase of 4,913 handicapped children served from the previous year and a preponderance of speech impaired children (60.9% of the total handicapped population). Chapter 3 focuses on the following types of services: outreach and recruitment, diagnosis and assessment, mainstreaming and special services, and coordination with other agencies. Appended information includes diagnostic criteria for reporting handicapped children in Head Start and state-by-state survey results. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.