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The Impact of Services Integration: Outcomes in Two Early Intervention Programs.

Fevola, Antonio Vincenzo (2006) The Impact of Services Integration: Outcomes in Two Early Intervention Programs. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The aim of this research is to understand the factors that enhance and improve outcomes for children in early childhood intervention programs (ECI). This will be done by measuring the impact of the integration of services for children, especially children at developmental risk and/or with developmental delays/disabilities. This research will use existing early intervention data from two different early education programs in Pennsylvania, one which is identified as "Fully Integrated EC Program" and the other as "Consultative Ad-hoc- EC Coordinated Program". The hypothesis being tested is that fully integrated program initiatives will show significantly better child and family outcomes than the more traditional consultative-ad-hoc community-based early childhood programs. The data will be analyzed using both descriptive statistics and multivariate analyses. The results have implication at the agency and practice levels as well as at the policy and funding levels. This study will also contribute to advance understanding and knowledge of best practices in early childhood intervention and education programs.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Fevola, Antonio
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMaguire, Lambertburt@pitt.eduBURT
Committee MemberYamatani, Hidenorihzy@pitt.eduHZY
Committee MemberColeman, Mortonmc123@pitt.eduMC123
Committee MemberBagnato,
Date: 19 October 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 28 September 2006
Approval Date: 19 October 2006
Submission Date: 27 December 2005
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Social Work > Social Work
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: ; ANCOVA; Authentic assessment; Best-practices; Children; Community-based research; Delays; Disability; Early Childhhod Education; Early Head Start.; Early Intervention; ECI effectiveness; Ecosystem; Head-Start; IDEA; Impact; Integration; NCLB Act; PA-ELS; Quality of services; Service coordination; Social policy; SPECS; Universal education; Inclusion
Other ID:, etd-12272005-104735
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:11
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:55


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