This article examines the evolution of the early childhood system, charactering the stressors facing families that can adversely affect a child's development and examining the response of the early intervention system to these stressors. The article concludes by suggesting that although a well organised system has emerged, future efforts need to be concentrated on tailoring the system to individual needs. Services should be specific, emphasising long-term inclusion in community life.
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Early Childhood Intervention: Evolution of a System
Micheal J. Guralnik
Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, vol. 15, no. 2, Summer 2000, pp68-79
22 May 2005
Advocacy, Child Care, Inclusion, Families