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ERIC Number: ED020780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 20
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SEMO PROJECT HEAD START, PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES REPORT, 1966-67 YEAR PROGRAM.
THORNTON, SAM M.
THIS FOUR-PHASE TRANSITIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES PROGRAM IS PART TWO OF A THREE-PART STUDY DESIGNED TO EXAMINE AND EVALUATE CHILDREN IN HEAD START PROGRAMS IN SIX SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COUNTIES. THESE FOUR PHASES, USING 428 CHILDREN IN A 1966-1967 ACADEMIC YEAR HEAD START PROGRAM, WERE (1) CHILD OBSERVATION BY A PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELOR, (2) SCREENING OF CHILDREN THROUGH PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING, (3) INDIVIDUAL EXAMINATION OF CHILDREN, AND (4) COMPLETION OF A SMALL RESEARCH PROJECT. THE SERVICE PERSONNEL VISITED TWELVE HEAD START CENTERS, WHERE THEY CONDUCTED THEIR OBSERVATION AND TESTING. THE DATA FROM THIS TESTING SHOWED THAT THE CHILDREN'S INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE HEAD START PROGRAM PERIOD AND THAT DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN WHO ARE INITIALLY BEHIND IN HAND-EYE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT CONTINUE TO BECOME FARTHER BEHIND. THE RESEARCH PROJECT WAS CREATED TO TEST THE EFFECT OF FROSTIG REMEDIAL MATERIALS. AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WAS TAUGHT BY THE FROSTIG METHOD, A METHOD KEYED TO VISUAL PERCEPTION DEVELOPMENT. A CONTROL GROUP RECEIVED THE REGULAR HEAD START PROGRAM. UPON ANALYSIS OF PRETESTS AND POSTTESTS, A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE WAS FOUND BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS, WITH THE FROSTIG GROUP PROGRESSING AN AVERAGE OF 18 1/2 MONTHS DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER AND THE CONTROL GROUP PROGRESSING LESS THAN 1 MONTH. (WD)
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Identifiers: Draw a Person Test; Missouri (Southeast); PROJECT HEAD START