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ERIC Number: ED111120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 61
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Case Studies of Two Down's Syndrome Children Functioning in a Montessori Environment. Research Project.
Schramm, Barbara J.
Presented are case histories of two Down's Syndrome (Mosaic form) 6- and 10-year-old girls who attended regular Montessori classes. General characteristics of Down's Syndrome and other retarded children are reviewed and compared with the two girls' growth and development (according to Piaget's proposed stages). The Montessori emphasis on sensorial activities and on individual freedom to choose tasks is seen to enhance the retarded child's development. Analyzed are the girl's progress in such skill areas as language, reading, and math. The children are said to be functioning in Piaget's preconceptual and intuitive stages. Emphasized is the need for an approach which includes raised social and academic expectations along with instruction in independence and self-direction. An appendix lists suggested Montessori materials and activities for handicapped children. (CL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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