Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18132
Title: The student profile, service delivery model, and support practices of four early childhood intervention environments in Singapore
Authors: Poon, Kenneth K.
Yang, Xueyan
Keywords: Early intervention
Student profile
Service delivery model
Support practices
Singapore
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Poon, K. K., & Yang, X. (2016). The student profile, service delivery model, and support practices of four early childhood intervention environments in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 36(3), 437-449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2014.940030
Abstract: The student profile, model of service delivery, and support practices for young children with disabilities receiving early childhood intervention (ECI) in Singapore is reported and contrasted in this study. The supervisors/managers/principals of eight Early Intervention Program for Infants and Children (EIPIC) centers, eight Integrated Child Care Programs (ICCP), six privately run ECI centers, and 65 preschools participated in this study. Overall, autism spectrum disorder was the most commonly reported diagnosis in this study. EIPIC and privately run ECI centers supported mostly children with disabilities (frequently those with more severe disabilities) and provided more specialized education and therapy support, whereas ICCPs and preschools educated them alongside typically developing peers. EIPIC centers provided the most resource and teacher support for young children with disabilities. Issues pertaining to the reported rates of disabilities among the young children and support models/practices are discussed.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Asia Pacific Journal of Education. The published version is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02188791.2014.940030
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18132
ISSN: 0218-8791 (print)
1742-6855 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/02188791.2014.940030
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
APJE-36-3-437.pdf232.63 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s) 5

99
checked on Aug 18, 2017

Download(s) 50

34
checked on Aug 18, 2017
Altmetric