ERIC Number: ED136490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Pre-School Program for Emotionally Disturbed, Language and Perceptually Impaired Children (Title VI) Evaluation Period (December 1974-June 1975). Evaluation Report.
Hollinshead, Merrill T.
Evaluated was a program designed to make an early diagnosis of the emotional problems and learning disabilities of 40 preschool children, and to furnish educational interventions so that these problems might be ameliorated before the children enter formal schooling. The program centered around speech and language, perceptual-motor activities, and adjustment to peers and adults. Evaluation objectives focused on assessment of improvement of 50% of the participants in areas of language, perceptual-motor development, social and emotional behavior, and attitudes toward and relationships with adults in the educational setting. Pre- and post-test data revealed that statistically significant differences in the direction of gains and improvement were obtained. There was also close agreement between staff members that over 75% of the children had improved moderately or markedly in attitudes toward and relationships with adults. (Among appended materials are statistical data and a sample form used to collect ratings of improvement.) (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.