Early-intervention programs for infants with developmental disabilities or with high-risk factors for such problems were first established in the United States more than 20 years ago.
The benefits of such programs are generally recognized.
This study describes the presenting problems of 698 children referred to an early-intervention program over a 15-year period (1975-1989).
Medical condition groups rather than specific diagnoses are considered.
The developmental progress of 464 children who attended the program for at least 6 months was determined by comparing their admission and discharge developmental quotients (DQ).
Admission trends over time are noted and the value of intervention programs for young children with disabilities is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Enfant, Etats Unis, Handicap, Trouble développement, Méthodologie, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Child, United States, Handicap, Developmental disorder, Methodology, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0065839
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.