Early transition of children with special needs

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The transition from one service program to another may create discontinuity in a young child's developmental progress. The interruptions in services and child development may be due to a number of factors. These include differences in regulatory requirements that delay the start of new services, family or staff expectations about the child's readiness for a change in services, or simply the failure to share assessments and records about a child's current developmental status. This article examines factors that influence the smooth transition of very young children from early intervention programs to preschool programs and to kindergarten or primary programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
EditorsPenelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGaw
PublisherElsevier Science
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
StatePublished - 2010


  • Eligibility
  • Individualized education plan (IEP)
  • Interagency agreements
  • Interagency coordination
  • Preschool
  • Records transfer
  • School readiness
  • Service coordination early intervention
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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