Early Intervention Studies for Young Children with Special Needs

  • David M. Mitchell
  • Roy I. Brown

Part of the Rehabilitation Education book series (RE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Robert Serpell, Dabie Nabuzoka
    Pages 93-126
  3. Angela Notari, Kristine Slentz, Diane Bricker
    Pages 160-205
  4. Garry Hornby
    Pages 206-225
  5. Penny Price, Sandra Bochner
    Pages 226-258
  6. Roy V. Ferguson, Dana Brynelsen
    Pages 259-279
  7. Rune J. Simeonsson, Donald B. Bailey Jr.
    Pages 280-296
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 327-339

About this book


This is the fourth volume in the Rehabilitation Education Series. It is the first volume tobe co-edited and follows a volume on quality of life. The first few years of a child' s life sets the pattern for many issues associated with quality of life. Although intervention may at later stages enhance quality oflife, it is in these first years thatthe attitudes and systems of society can have long lasting effects. The early years are increasingly seen as the province of the educator and in children with disabilities, special education. They are already recognized as the province of the health professional. Here we attempt to take a different line re-inforcing the idea that child and family are the interacting system we serve. The needs are often multidisciplinary, but we need to recognize context as the critical marker. Thus assessment needs tobe linked to program­ mes and therefore programmes themselves have tobe evaluated, and environmental issues underlined. In particular the contribu­ tion from those with sociological interests are noted. Intervention, whether it be psychological or educational, is frequently and ideally placed in the hands of parents or the nearest caregiver. The professional becomes the processor ever mindful of the context in which needs and goals are experienced. These issues are basic to the issues of quality of life. D.R.M. R.I.B.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Mitchell
    • 1
  • Roy I. Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Education DepartmentUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Rehabilitation Studies ProgrammeUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-31530-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3292-1
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