ERIC Number: ED370253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
DEC Recommended Practices: Indicators of Quality in Programs for Infants and Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. for Early Childhood.
This document describes a set of indicators that the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Task Force on Recommended Practices recommends for early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) programs for infants and young children with special needs and their families. The indicators are designed to be used by professionals in examining practices currently employed in EI/ECSE programs and in developing programs, and for families to use in selecting a program. The indicators are research-based or value-based, family-centered, compatible with a multicultural perspective, involving members of various disciplines, developmentally and chronologically age appropriate, and normalized. Indicators address the following specific program areas: assessment, family participation, individualized family service plans and individualized education programs, service delivery models, general curriculum and intervention strategies, interventions to promote cognitive skills, interventions to promote communication skills, interventions to promote social skills and emotional development, interventions to promote adaptive behavior skills, interventions to promote motor skills, transition, personnel competence, program evaluation, and early intervention with children who are gifted. For each set of indicators, a narrative discussion outlines a rationale for inclusion and implications for intervention. References accompany each section. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Emotional Development, Family Involvement, Gifted, Individualized Education Programs, Infants, Interpersonal Competence, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Skills, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs, Young Children
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA (Stock No. D417: $20, member price $14).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. for Early Childhood.