ERIC Number: ED182905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
Preschool Recreation Enrichment Program (PREP). Final Report. Associated Learning Through Developmental Play: Providing Life Experiences Through Recreation and Physical Education for Handicapped Preschool Children.
Littman, Karen; Leslie, Lin
The document--two thirds of which consists of appendixes--presents the final report of Project PREP (Preschool Recreation Enrichment Program), which evaluated a handicapped preschool children's recreation program emphasizing motor, socialization, self concept, and language development. The need for preschool recreation programs for handicapped children is briefly reviewed, along with project goals and perceived benefits and the literature on early intervention motor development programs. A chronological sequence of project activities that led to the testing and development of the PREP model and materials is presented for each of the project's 3 years. The activities of the first year focused on the development of a prototype recreation program for preschool handicapped children, and the pilot testing of that program. Major activities of the second year included an experimental study of the effects of the PREP model with preschool handicapped children, and a revision of PREP materials based on evaluation data. In the third year, the revised PREP model and materials underwent preliminary field testing, and final revisions were made to the materials. The project culminated with the completion and dissemination of two products: the PREP Manual and the PREP Implementation and Resource Guide. Appendixes include the results of several PREP surveys and studies, and assessment and evaluation forms. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Riverdale.