ERIC Number: ED170990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Application of a Theoretical Control Strategy in Early Intervention for the Handicapped.
Macy, Daniel J.
The effectiveness of the Dallas, Texas Project KIDS (Kindling Individual Development Systems) on the developmental progress of 17 developmentally delayed and physically handicapped children (aged 18 months or less at pretest) was studied, and the accuracy of projections of children's progress made by professionals was investigated. The Bayley Scales of Infant Development, the KIDS Inventory of Development, and case study data were used to score projections. Among findings were that projected scores were reliable and relatively free of measurement error; that sampled children made highly significant pre-post improvement; that there was variability in scores projected by experts for any given child, and that the extent of projected score variability differed across children. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dallas Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers: Project Kindling Individual Development Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April, 1979)