ERIC Number: ED361964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Early Intervention. A Resource for Families.
Garland, Corinne, Ed.
This guide was developed to introduce families of young children with disabilities to the early intervention system. It describes early intervention services and defines the roles and responsibilities of parents and practitioners. The guide uses a question and answer format to present information on the following topics: (1) what is early intervention?; (2) why are there programs and services for families and babies?; (3) whom does early intervention help?; (4) who refers children to early intervention services?; (5) what does early intervention offer families?; (6) what can families offer early intervention?; (7) who pays for early intervention services?; (8) what information will the early intervention service provider need to help the child?; (9) why is an assessment needed?; (10) what happens during an assessment?; (11) why does an early intervention program need the parents' help?; (12) why is an early intervention team used?; (13) what happens during the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) planning time?; (14) what will be in the IFSP?; (15) who may be providing early intervention services?; (16) how can the service coordinator, infant specialist or teacher, speech/language pathologist, occupational or physical therapist, social worker, and psychologist help?; (17) what early intervention services may be offered?; (18) what will happen during home visits?; (19) what is in the child's file?; (20) what are procedural safeguards and privacy?; and (21) what kinds of programs and services are available for the child after his or her third birthday? (JDD)
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Evaluation, Family Involvement, Home Visits, Individualized Programs, Infants, Information Needs, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Planning, Preschool Education, Program Development, Teamwork, Toddlers
Child Development Resources, Training Center, P.O. Box 299, Lightfoot, VA 23090-0299 ($15 each, 1-25; $9.95 each, 26 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Williamsburg Area Child Development Resources, Inc., Lightfoot, VA.