ERIC Number: ED358675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Effective Practices for Preparing Young Children with Disabilities for School. ERIC Digest #E519.
Salisbury, Christine L.; Smith, Barbara J.
This brief paper summarizes research findings concerning the identification and implementation of effective practices in early childhood intervention for children with disabilities. First, research documenting the effectiveness of early childhood intervention is noted and the importance of developing individualized programs within integrated early childhood settings is stressed. Next, five general principles to guide the selection of effective practices are offered. These include: (1) services in the least restrictive and most natural environment; (2) services which are family-centered; (3) transdisciplinary service delivery; (4) inclusion of both empirically driven and value-driven practices; and (5) inclusion of both developmentally and individually appropriate practices. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Individualized Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mainstreaming, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1 each, minimum order $5 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.