ERIC Number: ED294354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Forming Cooperative Programs for Mainstreaming Preschool Children with Severe Behavior Disorders: Policy, Programmatic, and Procedural Issues.
Stevenson, Susan E.; Dondey, Cheryl
The paper presents an organizational framework to guide the design and implementation of integrated services for preschool children with severe behavior disorders, particularly those programs where cooperative agreements are formed between separate service agencies. A project that mainstreams preschool children with severe behavior disorders into a local day care center is described to illustrate planning decisions made at the interdependent levels of (1) policy, (2) setting, (3) service provider, and (4) child. Suggestions are made and supported by the literature for considering the policy issues of legal mandates, attitudes toward integration, types of integrated experiences, the setting components of philosophies, organizational structures and needs, service provider decisions on program implementation, staff development, parent participation, and child concerns of selection and placement, instructional targets, intervention strategies, and progress evaluation. Sixteen pages of references are provided. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (13th, San Francisco, CA, November 6-8, 1986).