Mary Hagen

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Special Education (Early Childhood: Exceptional Educational Needs)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Children with disabilities--Development--Wisconsin; Special education--Activity programs--Wisconsin


How can early intervention for handicapped children from birth to age 3 be effectively implemented? The author collected information related to this topic. The writer was teaching in an Early Childhood classroom for handicapped children 3-5 years old. The possibility that children from birth to 3 could be educated in a public school setting was of great interest. It seemed that because of the requirements of PL 99-457, the public schools might take more of a role in servicing the birth to 3 handicapped population in the future. How could infants and toddlers be serviced? What strategies were being used effectively with the very young? What were the requirements of the new law? These were some of the questions the researcher endeavored to answer. The author wanted a first hand look at what was happening in early intervention locally. Interviews and observations at selected early intervention centers added information about what practices were being used in southeastern Wisconsin. Readers of this research will find factual information about Part H, about Wisconsin's method of implementation, about research in early intervention, and about current practices in Wisconsin.


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