ERIC Number: ED204971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Preschool Program to Improve the Readiness of Children with Special Needs for the Basic Skills in Communication and Computation: A Research and Development Follow Through Project.
Valentine, Charles F.
The report describes the development and accomplishments of the Early Start Preschool Program (Vineland, New Jersey), a project to overcome developmental delays in communication and learning through a structured curriculum, parent training and participation, and a model nutrition program. Six outcome objectives, including objectives of gain in areas of deficit and communication skills, and prospective placement in a less restrictive environment are evaluated. Among conclusions, implications, and recommendations listed are that structure, discipline, and routine in the school program appeared to be important in achieving developmental objectives; that deficits in communication, speech, and learning exhibited by preschoolers of average intelligence may be largely remediated by a well planned, carefully structured intervention program; and that successful training for parents may require many opportunities scheduled each month to accommodate families. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Early Start Preschool Program; New Jersey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981). Prepared through the Vineland Public Schools Project.