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ERIC Number: ED457962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Windows of Opportunity for At-Risk Children through Preschool Early Intervention.
Milak, Douglas A.
Noting that large numbers of Canadian children enter kindergarten lacking basic adaptive, social, and academic skills and that research supports the effectiveness of early intervention, this master's project proposes a model addressing effective implementation of a collaborative multi-agency early intervention program in Manitoba that is family-focused and designed to enhance success in school by focusing on adaptive, social, and academic areas. The project's literature review identifies major risk conditions, characteristics of effective early intervention programs, and the efficacy of early intervention. The proposed model focuses on child and family needs, establishing coordinated interagency/parent collaboration by means of an integrated school-linked services planning team. In addition, the model requires: (1) identification of services currently provided; (2) identification of the needs of children, families, and individual service providers; (3) identification of roadblocks to effective intervention; (4) development of innovative strategies to address roadblocks; and (5) development of strategies for evaluating the process, students, and the model. The model provides three "hubs" of service delivery to at-risk family and child: community-based facilities, school-based facilities, and the home. Steps for implementing the model are discussed, from developing the collaborative team to identifying a control group and collecting baseline data for evaluation. Anticipated results are also presented. (Contains 54 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada