ERIC Number: ED034373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
School Achievement of the Emotionally Handicapped Child Following Clinic Treatment.
Ashcroft, Carolyn W.
A series of three studies of emotionally disturbed children had, as objectives, to discover the effectiveness of clinical treatment on academic achievement and self concept and to determine if children of parents who also received counseling show more improvement than those whose parents did not. The control (C) group consisted of children who did not receive treatment, although it was recommended; the experimental (E) group consisted of those treated. The results indicated that over a 5-year period there was no significant difference in academic achievement with neither group catching up to normal peers. The E group did better immediately after treatment and then tapered off, indicating that treatment might be more helpful if continued. A second finding was that the earlier the treatment, the more improvement shown. The second study indicated that the C group had a higher sense of physical self concept and identity. It was suggested that the E group became introspective and honest with themselves during treatment, but its cessation left them without the means to utilize these characteristics for personal strength. The parental consistency study was inconclusive. Graphs and tables of results are included. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.