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ERIC Number: EJ1032240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Family Capacity-Building in Early Childhood Intervention: Do Context and Setting Matter?
Dunst, Carl J.; Bruder, Mary Beth; Espe-Sherwindt, Marilyn
School Community Journal, v24 n1 p37-48 2014
Findings from a study investigating the effects of early intervention settings on the extent of parent involvement in IDEA Part C Infant and Toddler Programs are reported. Participants were 124 parents and other primary caregivers of children receiving early intervention in 22 states who completed an investigator-developed scale measuring different ways in which early childhood practitioners involved parents in their children's early intervention. Results showed that provision of early intervention entirely or partially outside a family's home were associated with minimal parent involvement and that more than 50% of the parents, regardless of setting or context, were not involved in their children's early intervention in a manner consistent with the IDEA Part C family capacity-building provision. The need for better preparation of early intervention practitioners is described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C
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