Early intervention for disabled infants and their families: a quantitative analysis.

@article{Shonkoff1987EarlyIF,
  title={Early intervention for disabled infants and their families: a quantitative analysis.},
  author={Jack P. Shonkoff and Penny Hauser-Cram},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1987},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={650-8}
}
In an evaluation of 31 selected studies, statistical procedures for synthesizing data (meta-analysis) were used to assess the effects of early intervention services on disabled children younger than 3 years of age and on their families. Results indicate that early intervention is effective in promoting developmental progress in infants and toddlers with biologically based disabilities. Programs that served a heterogeneous group of children, provided a structured curriculum, and targeted their… CONTINUE READING