SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Bricker, D., Xie, H., & Bohjanen, S. (2018). A history of EI/ECSE in the United States: A personal perspective. Journal of Early intervention, 40, 121–137.

Abstract: This article offers a view of the evolution of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) in the United States. This view of the field’s growth and change over time reflects the personal memories, experiences, and perspectives of Diane Bricker, who reviews the evolutionary changes in EI/ECSE based on her experiences with a range of theorists, scientists, and clinicians who affected the EI/ECSE profession both directly and indirectly. The challenge of succinctly summarizing the history of EI/ECSE required Bricker to make many difficult choices and prohibited recognizing many important contributors and events over the years. The following narrative of her presentation provides a powerful backdrop for the future of the field.

Journal Article 2: Peterson, C. A., Wall, S., Raikes, H. A., Kisker, E. E., Swanson, M. E., Jerald, J., . . . Qiao, W. (2004). Early Head Start: Identifying and serving children with disabilitiesTopics in Early Childhood Special Education, 24, 76–88.

Abstract: Early Head Start (EHS) is a comprehensive, two-generation program that provides services to low-income families with children under the age of 3 years. As part of their mandate, staff members of EHS programs collaborate with other service providers in their local communities, including Part C and childcare providers. The incidence of disabilities among low-income children was tracked as part of the EHS Research and Evaluation Project. The incidence of indicators of disabilities (or potential disabilities) was extremely high (87%) among these very young children living in poverty; however, only 99 participating families (4.7% of the sample) received Part C services. Receipt of Part C services was related negatively to specific family characteristics (e.g., mother less well educated, being of color, not speaking English). Participation in EHS had a positive impact on receipt of Part C services.