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ERIC Number: ED033760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 164
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Infant Education.
Painter, Genevieve
This investigation evaluated a group of 20 8-month to 2-year-old culturally disadvantaged children who were given a 1-year structured educational program as a means of environmental intervention. The program involved language training, conceptual training, and sensory-motor training. The study is the first phase of a longitudinal study to determine how early intervention should begin. Subjects were the younger siblings of 4-year-olds in an experimental nursery school. Ten of them, the experimental group, were given the tutorial program in their homes 1 hour daily 5 days a week. The other 10, the control group, progressed normally in their own environments. When the two groups were compared at the end of a year, the experimental group rated significantly higher in general IQ and in areas of language and conceptual development, suggesting that the tutorial program was effective. However, to determine optimal age for intervention, these subjects at age 4 will have to be compared with the prenursery school records of their older siblings now in nursery school. (JF)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.