ERIC Number: ED334751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Longitudinal Studies of the Effects and Costs of Early Intervention for Handicapped Children. Final Report, October 1, 1985-December 31, 1990).
White, Karl R.
This report presents final (fifth year) results of 17 longitudinal studies on the costs and effects of providing alternative types of early intervention services to handicapped children. Part I summarizes activities undertaken by the project and outlines the contextual, theoretical, and historical factors underlying the conceptualization, design, and implementation of the studies. Part II summarizes the results of each individual study grouped into the following three categories: (1) effects of varying intensity of intervention; (2) intervention with medically fragile children; and (3) effects of involving parents in intervention. Presentation of results for studies in each category are preceded by a review of other research addressing similar issues. For each study, information is provided concerning: the comparison populations, coordinators, location, report date, study rationale, review of related research, study overview, method, intervention programs, data collection, results/discussion, and conclusions. Part III presents brief summaries of each of the studies in tabular form. Part IV describes project activities with regard to dissemination, training of graduate students and Advisory Committee meetings. Includes approximately 525 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Early Intervention Research Inst.