Preschool Children with Disabilities in Sweden.Reportar como inadecuado

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This report examines preschools for children with disabilities in Sweden. In Swedish society the roles of the family and the environment are emphasized with the preschool serving as part of a family support system for children with disabilities. The value of a family oriented intervention is stressed. The first section discusses Swedish provision of state support for children with disabilities. Placement, usually in integrated preschool settings is then addressed. The section on the role of the preschool stresses the importance of communicating with parents, providing parents with support, understanding the emotional reactions of the preschool staff, the role of specialists, the role of the special assistant in the preschool class, and preparing for the child's arrival in preschool. An approach to handling problem situations in the preschool is then offered. The need for special resources is examined. The last section looks at the importance of play for children with disabilities, development of communication skills, and disability awareness. (Contains 21 references.) (DB)

Descriptors: Communication Skills, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Play, Preschool Education, Program Development, Social Integration, Student Placement

Autor: Brodin, Jane; And Others


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