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Jeanna M. Rathel Early Childhood Special Education Services EDEX J523 Module 2; Presentation #2 Jeanna M. Rathel
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Rationale for Early Intervention Services (Bricker, 1989) Four fundamental arguments: 1. Optimizing each child’s development, 2. Preventing the emergence of secondary problems like behavioral disorders, 3. Providing support to strengthen families’ ability to maintain their child with a developmental delay, and 4. Cost-effectiveness, at least for some children.
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Children are our future— and their today is our world’s tomorrow.” Susan Walton Gray, PhD (1913-1992)
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General Goals for Early Childhood Special Education (McWilliam, 2002) Promote Children’s Independence Promote High Levels of Child or Behavioral Engagement Promote Children’s Social Competence
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Goals of Early Intervention 1. Provide Family-centered Intervention 2. Promote Engagement and Independence 3. Promote Development in All Domains 4. Promote Social Competence 5. Promote Generalization & Maintenance of Important Skills 6. Provide Normalized Life Experiences 7. Prevent the Development of Future Problems
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6 Principles of Early Intervention with Young Children 1. Principle of Timing – Sooner rather than later 2. Principle of Intensity – More is better than less 3. Principle of Direct vs. Intermediary Learning Experiences Direct intervention appears to have better results 4. Principles of Breadth – Comprehensive prevention and intervention efforts that provide a broad spectrum of services 5. Principle of Individual Differences – Some children will benefit more from participation in prevention efforts
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course EDEX 523 taught by Professor Kelly during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.

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