Early intervention as a catalyst for effective early childhood education in ghana- how can this work?

  • FR Ackah
  • J Appiah
Keywords: Early intervention and identification, early childhood education, philosophy, professionals and children with disabilities


Early childhood intervention is an essential contributor and catalyst for the development of a culture of positive attitudes towards children with disabilities in a country like Ghana. Intervention could begin at the early years or early childhood education level. Does early intervention make a difference in the lives of children whose development is delayed or abnormal in Ghana? How would we respond if our children required early intervention to fare well at the early childhood centre? The urgency or disconcerting feeling is that something is wrong and something responsive must be done! As Ghana strides towards mainstreaming early childhood education in the quest to attain Education For All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an integrated, inclusive and effective early intervention programme becomes inevitable for children with disabilities. This would provide mutual benefits for children with disabilities, parents and families, educators and professionals and the society at large. How can this work in Ghana?

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