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ERIC Number: ED248035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Home Visit Programs for Families: An Overview for Professionals Working with Young Handicapped Children.
Goehl, Karen Curtice; Leffers, Pam
Home programs for young handicapped children have the potential for enhancing the partnership between home and school. In an effective home program the parent is viewed as the person most qualified to facilitate the child's development. This paper focuses on the philosophy of home programming and details some useful strategies which can be used by individuals working with families. Specifically discussed are (1) Program PREPARE, an early intervention program with home and classroom components serving developmentally delayed or "at risk" children from birth to 3 years of age; (2) a rationale for home programs; (3) factors involved in implementing an effective program; (4) techniques used in parent training; and (5) roles of the home visitors. Special emphasis is placed on sensitivity to parents' needs and elements to consider in designing a program which reflects those needs. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A