ERIC Number: ED460459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Washington's Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program Study: Enrollment of Washington Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs in Washington State Public Programs on December 1, 1997.
Lyons, Dorothy; Keenan, Trisha; Cawthon, Laurie; Felming, Jan; Dickey, Rita; Loerch, Sandy; Shureen, Anne
This report presents information on infants and toddlers (ages birth to three) with delaying or disabling conditions, who were enrolled in Washington State public services on December 1, 1997, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part H. Major findings included: (1) there was a total enrollment of 5,007 infants and toddlers (2.1 percent) in public early intervention services for delaying or disabling conditions, somewhat less than the rate found in the National Health Interview Survey study (2.4 percent); (2) an enrollment rate of 3.4 percent for Medicaid eligible children and 1.1 percent for non-Medicaid eligible children was found; (3) an enrollment rate for children of mothers with no prenatal care (6.8 percent) was more than three times higher than that for children of mothers who received first trimester prenatal care (2.0 percent); (4) characteristics of infants at birth associated with high enrollment rates were low birthweight, preterm birth, and Apgar scores of less than 8; (5) 2.5 percent of male children and 1.9 percent of female children were enrolled; (6) enrollment rates were highest for children with Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, cleft lip and/or palate, and other developmental disorders; and (7) children of mothers with diagnosed substance abuse had an enrollment rate of 9.5 percent. Appendices provide the state definition of developmental delay, service requirements under Part H of IDEA, and study methodology information. (Contains 35 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Incidence, Infants, Integrated Services, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Perinatal Influences, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Education, Research Methodology, Sex Differences, State Programs, State Surveys, Substance Abuse, Toddlers
Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis, Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program, Department of Social and Health Services, Olympia, Washington 98504-5204.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. Office of Research and Data Analysis.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H