Efficacy of an early intervention education program for moderately handicapped infants
Economics of Education Review Volume 14, Number 4 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This paper focuses on the evaluation of special education services for handicapped infants. The research question posed is whether early intervention programming results in reduced need for specialized services when children are age-eligible for elementary school. The primary focus of the paper is the development of a predictive model which may be useful in assessing the efficacy of early intervention services. The predictive model is applied using longitudinal data from a small sample of moderately handicapped infants. The preliminary findings support the contention that earlier intervention results in a lessened need for special education services in subsequent years. The paper also discusses the benefit-cost issues related to the efficacy question under investigation.
Plecki, M.L. Efficacy of an early intervention education program for moderately handicapped infants. Economics of Education Review, 14(4), 417-424. Elsevier Ltd.