ERIC Number: ED310861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
A Four Stage Approach to Early Childhood Intervention.
Haber, Julian S.
This paper describes a model for the involvement of primary health care personnel in the identification and treatment of developmental disabilities as a part of early childhood intervention programs. The integrated multidisciplinary model is divided into four stages. During the first stage an assignment of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal risk is made. The second stage consists of rapid screening, including administration of the Denver Developmental Screening Test, the Infant Rapid Screen, or other screening instruments. The third stage consists of referral for a comprehensive interdisciplinary developmental assessment of those children identified as being at risk. Stage four, consisting of assumption of medical responsibility, includes the role of pediatricians or other primary health care providers to provide case management and contribute to solving the multiple problems of these youngsters. The last stage would include follow through and coordination of subspecialty and special medical services, routine medical care, and participation in the comprehensive treatment and remediation plan designed by all the professionals who are involved with the child and family. (RJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Early Education and Development (21st, Hong Kong, July 31-August 4, 1989).