ERIC Number: ED310860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
The At Risk Child: Early Identification, Intervention, and Evaluation of Early Childhood Strategies.
Lennon, Joan M.
A review of literature was conducted in order to: (1) determine whether factors placing the young child at risk for school failure can be identified; (2) determine whether early family interventions and early childhood programs are effective; and (3) identify policy implications. Findings are summarized, and recommendations are offered. Research indicated that it is possible to identify the link between lower socioeconomic conditions and school failure, and that the existence of multiple factors dramatically increases developmental risk. Intertwined in the fabric of risk factors are the influences of poverty, poor physical and mental health of parents, malnutrition, developmental delays, and lack of stimulation in the child's development. The majority of findings concerning early family intervention strategies and early childhood programs indicated that the programs are effective. A concluding section discusses implications for the at-risk homeless child. Approximately 65 references are cited and annotated. (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend.