ERIC Number: ED048689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Therapeutic Nursery Group.
Kestenbaum, Clarice J.; And Others
A therapeutic nursery group set up to provide emotionally and behaviorally disturbed preschool children with a group play therapy experience was evaluated. The first portion of the report is devoted to the project itself, involving four groups of 20 children each, while part two involves the evaluation. Out of the pool of 80 children, 20 participants were identified for the sample. The evaluation rested primarily on the implementation of a structured schema, an adaptation of the Symptom Checklist, and availability of clinical case records maintained by the consulting psychiatrist and the teachers. Data was noted to suggest that the children learned to cope better, to interact more appropriately with their environment, and to function at a higher cognitive level than previously had been the case. The therapeutic nursery group approach was felt to be particularly effective for those children whose emotional problems were not severe enough to preclude their involvement in a day care center, yet whose problems were such that a maximum growth and development was likely to occur only if specialized therapeutic attention was made available. (CD)
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Sponsor: New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Hudson Guild Counseling Service, New York, NY.