ERIC Number: ED087839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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An Evaluation of the Readiness Program for Disadvantaged Pre-School Children With Exceptional Learning Disabilities. State Urban Education Program.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
The Readiness Program for Disadvantaged Pre-School Children with Exceptional Learning Disabilities, a New York State Urban Education Quality Incentive Program, provides educational, clinical and socialization services to children who manifest developmental problems in the areas of language functioning, social and emotional adjustment, fine and gross motor development, activity levels, and cognitive development. The essential components of the program are as follows: (1) identification and diagnosis of pre-school children with major general and specific learning disabilities; (2) provisions of a pre-school classroom environment for appropriate diagnosed and classified children; (3) assistance of parents to understand the problems of their children and to develop and use appropriate child-training procedures; and, (4) arrangements for the admission of these children as they reach the age of five years in public and private educational facilities; and, follow-up on the adjustment of children and their parents when they are no longer affiliated with the program. Sixteen classroom units were in operation during the 1972-73 school year, primarily domiciled in public and private hospitals in the five boroughs of New York City. Over 400 children were screened for admission by hospital-based teams consisting of medical, speech, psychological, and educational professionals. A total of 299 children who met all admission criteria were in attendance in the pre-school classroom programs established in the 16 units. The evaluation objectives were based upon the predictions of behavioral changes presented in specific program objectives. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)