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ERIC Number: ED452641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Family Outcomes in a Growth and Development Model. Technical Report #7.
McConnell, Scott; McEvoy, Mary; Carta, Judith J.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Kaminski, Ruth; Good, Roland H, III; Shinn, Mark
This paper reports on the development of a set of four family outcomes concerned with the measurement of child growth and development as part of a 5-year project by the Early Childhood Research Institute on Measuring Growth and Development to develop a comprehensive assessment model for young children, birth to age 8, with disabilities. It first lists 11 family outcomes identified as a result of interviews with parents of children with disabilities. It then explains the four outcomes selected to be part of the model: (1) families will have a basic understanding of child development and will be able to identify needs for their child, including those related to cultural, linguistic or disability specific issues; (2) families will be able to assess how their child's development is progressing related to general outcomes identified on the Individualized Education Program/Individual Family Service Plan; (3) families will be confident in their abilities to make choices about interventions for their child and will be able to implement those interventions effectively; and (4) families will feel that their beliefs and values are respected by other members of their child's team and will see themselves as equal and integral members. Future research plans include validation of the four outcomes and selection of additional outcomes. (DB)
Early Childhood Research Institute on Measuring Growth and Development, University of Minnesota, 202 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-8020; Fax: 612-625-2093; e-mail:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Early Childhood Research Inst. on Measuring Growth and Development.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: With assistance from James Ysseldyke and Paula Goldberg. For related technical reports, see EC 308 392-397.