ERIC Number: ED455939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention: What's Next? NCEDL Spotlights, No. 15.
National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
Noting that there has been steady growth since 1986 in the number of children and families served in early intervention programs for infants/toddlers with disabilities, this report excerpts an article examining the current status of early intervention and outlines five issues believed to be critical in the coming decade. These issues are: (1) determining outcomes expected of early intervention; (2) determining appropriate models and intensity of treatments; (3) factoring quality in the equation; (4) accounting for child, family, and community variables in determining efficacy; and (5) integrating emerging perspectives and knowledge from neuroscience and genetics. (KB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Models, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Research Needs, Theories
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CB#8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0867; Web site: http://www.ncedl.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
Note: Excerpts from "Early Intervention as We Know It" by Donald B. Bailey, Jr., Lynette S. Aytch, Samuel L. Odom, Frank Symons, and Mark Wolery, published in "Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews," 5:11-20 (1999).