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Graduate Research Papers

Special Education and Teaching

Home and school--United States; Home-based family services--United States; Children with disabilities--Education (Early childhood)--United States;

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Home Visits : Building A Team Approach With Families With Children With Special Needs, Linda S. Jacoby Jan 2000

Home Visits : Building A Team Approach With Families With Children With Special Needs, Linda S. Jacoby

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This paper is a review of the literature concerning home visits as a means of team building with families with children who have special needs. The primary focus is to consider the needs, problems, and guidelines for conducting home visits. Home visits have a lengthy history in early childhood education. They offer some unique insights and opportunities for educators and families. Careful planning and follow-up is necessary for a successful program.

Criticisms of home visits concern primarily the issues of limited financial resources and time constraints. Planning, scheduling, and conducting the visit are discussed in this paper; also, a discussion ...