LC Journal of Special Education


The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of key characteristics of early childhood special education and early intervention services. This paper seeks to explain key concepts that will aid professionals in their daily interactions with students, families, other professionals, and the outside community. The major topics that will be addressed are the determination of risk in ECSE, types of interventions used with young children with disabilities, and the family as an important collaborator in providing ECSE and EI services. The paper will then conclude with a discussion that addresses the salient point of the article and makes recommendations for professionals to remember in their interactions working in ECSE and EI programs.