Chapter 14 - Chapter 14: Guided Review I. The Importance of...

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Chapter 14: Guided Review I. The Importance of Early Intervention A. Defining Early Intervention Early intervention consists of a wide variety of educational, nutritional, child care, and family supports, all designed to reduce the effects of disabilities Home and classroom-based efforts provide c ompensatory or preventative services for at risk children. B. Examining the Effectiveness of Early Intervention 1. Research has documented that early intervention can provide both intermediate and long-term benefits for young children with disabilities and those at risk for developmental delay: Abecedarian Project, Project Care, The Infant Health and Development Program 2. Congress identified the following outcomes for early intervention in the 1997 amendments to IDEA: to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities and to minimize their potential for development delay to reduce the educational costs to our society by minimizing the need for special education and related services after infants and toddlers with disabilities reach school age. to enhance the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities to enhance the capacity of state and local agencies to identify, evaluate, and meet the needs of all children II. IDEA and Early Childhood Special Education P.L. 99-457 included a mandatory preschool component for children with disabilities ages 3-5 and a voluntary incentive grant program for infants and toddlers
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course EDU 105 taught by Professor Reith during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh Carbon CC.

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Chapter 14 - Chapter 14: Guided Review I. The Importance of...

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