ERIC Number: ED171046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Behavior of Preschool Handicapped Children and Their Interaction with Model Children.
Edwards, Elizabeth; Montemurro, Theodore J.
A demonstration preschool program based on Piagetian principles and integrating handicapped children with their normal peers is described. Findings on the behavior styles of the children are cited based on the Coping Analysis Schedule for Educational Settings. It is explained that as groups, the non-handicapped and handicapped Ss exhibit similar styles of behavior in each of the settings (program-directed and teacher directed choice settings). Eight coping styles are delineated, including passive, withdrawn, avoidant, dreamy; and assertive, socially integrative, and task oriented. Interactions between handicapped and non-handicapped children, recorded along the transactional categories of CASES, are reported by frequencies and percentages for sex and age. Among findings discussed is that appropriate integrative play accounted for more than two-thirds of the interactions initiated by non-handicapped children toward handicapped children. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Univ., CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session W-24)