ERIC Number: ED052550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Early Childhood Project in Fort Worth Independent School District, Title VI, ESEA. Final Report.
Fort Worth Independent School District, TX.
Described is the special education component of an early childhood education project for culturally disadvantaged preschool children. The component's purpose was to determine if children deviating from their peers could be educated as an integral part of the regular class. Children with an IQ under 80 were provided individual prescriptions in the regular classroom by a teacher assistant. Language development prescriptions were provided outside the classrooms for children with gross motor problems, learning disabilities, or immature speech. Instructional strategies and content in the areas of social and emotional development, motor development, language development, and parent education are detailed. Evaluation showed that the special education students had posttest mean scores only slightly below those of the other children and above those of day care and kindergarten comparison groups. Greatest gains were made by 3-year-olds. Most of the children entering with IQ's under 80 were able to enter regular first grade classes. It was concluded that individual and language development prescriptions were successful and that early childhood programs can accommodate children deviating from their peer norm in the same classroom. (See ED 046 174, EC 031 258 for project's interim report.) (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fort Worth Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VI; Texas