ERIC Number: ED407772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Connecticut Pediatricians on Early Intervention and Special Education.
Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.
A survey of 813 pediatricians in Connecticut assessed the knowledge and involvement of pediatricians with both the early intervention and special education systems. The 311 responses were analyzed in terms of background demographics, characteristics of respondents, description of medical practice, training about children with disabilities, coordination of services, knowledge of legislation concerning children with disabilities, knowledge of public programs, and training needs. Survey results indicated that most respondents were uninformed about Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as well as other public programs which serve children with disabilities and their families. Respondents also reported a lack of training regarding children with disabilities. Although few respondents had heard of Part H of IDEA, they reported that they considered themselves as service coordinators for the children with disabilities in their practice. In addition, while most respondents accepted Medicaid patients, less than half of respondents reported that they performed Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) checkups which are mandated for children who are Medicaid eligible. Physicians recognized their need for information on public programs for children with disabilities in Connecticut. Tables and graphs detailing survey results are attached, and the survey form is appended. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H