ERIC Number: ED451678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Family-Directed Child Evaluation and Assessment under IDEA: Lessons from Families and Programs.
Berman, Carol; Shaw, Evelyn
This report discusses policies and practices for family-directed child evaluation and assessment under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The scope of the report includes practices across the early childhood spectrum, from birth through 5 years. Commonly used terminology is defined. Issues discussed include: the primacy of families with respect to their children, cultural and linguistic diversity, the use of technological advances, and information about a child's health status and needs. Brief recommendations for policymakers are given and lists of the U.S. Department of Education's Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities (EEPCD) projects, as well as other resources, are included. (SG)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Special Education, Staff Development
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS), 137 E. Franklin Street, Suite 500, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3628. Tel: 919-962-8426; Tel: 877-574-3194 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997