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ERIC Number: ED138682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Kindergarten Program for Hospitalized Handicapped Children. School Year 1974-75.
Mortensen, Erik
The Pre-Kindergarten Program for Hospitalized Children funded under Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VI was designed to offer pre-school instruction from September 1974, through June 1975 to handicapped and hospitalized pre-kindergarten children. The services of the program included diagnosis, individual and group instruction, and remediation in a curriculum consisting of organized play activities, experiences in social interaction, development of intellectual skills, etc. The program sample consisted of a total of 15 children from New York City hospitals. The children ranged from 2 years and 3 months to 5 years and 1 month, with the mean age of 4 years and 7 months. Results indicated that at the conclusion of the school year: 90% of the children were rated above average in accepting their physical disability, 55% were rated above average in their ability to communicate with teachers and peers, 100% of the children were rated by the teacher as not lower than between "usually and sometimes" in their ability to work and to play with other children and to conform to group routines. One of the most impressive aspects of the program was the outstanding dedication of the teachers and paraprofessional staff. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI