ERIC Number: EJ884553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Service Provider Combinations and the Delivery of Early Intervention Services to Children and Families
Raspa, Melissa; Hebbeler, Kathleen; Bailey, Donald B., Jr.; Scarborough, Anita A.
Infants and Young Children, v23 n2 p132-144 Apr-Jun 2010
Using data from the National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study, this study provides a framework for characterizing the delivery of early intervention services based on the combinations of service providers who work with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Five groups of providers were identified. Results showed that the service provider groups worked with different types of children and families based on several demographic characteristics. Groups also differed on the basis of service delivery variables. Expected differences between the groups were found on the basis of age at entry, eligibility category, and intensity of services. Variation based on other characteristics, such as ethnicity, income, and maternal education, suggest that services may not always be provided on the basis of child or family need. Limitations and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Family Needs, Early Intervention, Toddlers, Delivery Systems, Young Children, Longitudinal Studies, Infants, Disabilities, Family Programs, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Age Differences, Eligibility, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, Ethnicity, Family Income, Mothers, Parent Influence, Educational Attainment, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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