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ERIC Number: EJ890590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Raising Children with Disabilities in China: The Need for Early Interventions
Chiang, Linda H.; Hadadian, Azar
International Journal of Special Education, v25 n2 p113-118 2010
In China, the national strategy for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is coherent with the national policy and the needs of children's families. This policy has raised the public awareness of the value of early childhood education (ECE). However, there is a gap in services for children with disabilities. Based on the available sources, children with disabilities are viewed mostly as a social issue rather than as a medical/rehabilitative issue. As a result, children with disabilities may have not received the attention or resources, as have children in regular education programs. This paper addresses different issues related to children with disabilities in China. In particular the authors have made the attempt to highlight the importance and fluidity of brain development in early childhood years in the context of identification and intervention. Recommendations are made for national policies related to early identification and intervention for all young children. Such policies are of the utmost importance for China as a country with rapid economical growth as well as having a large number of newborn babies who may be at risk for developmental delays. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: China