ERIC Number: ED187046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Behavior of Preschool Handicapped Children and Their Interactions with Model Children: An Update.
Montemurro, Theodore J.
The behavior patterns of 6 handicapped children and 14 nonhandicapped children were recorded during participation in a model developmental-interactive based curriculum for preschool children. Interactions were recorded using the Coping Analysis Schedule for Educational Settings. Among findings were the following: the consistently high occurrence of Style E (attentive, adult oriented, compliant) is common among both handicapped and nonhandicapped young children; Style F behavior (assertive, socially integrative, task oriented) occurs more often among nonhandicapped children; and Style G (conforming, passive, submissive to direction) occurs more frequently among the handicapped children; when interacting with nonhandicapped peers, handicapped children are more likely to exhibit parallel play, appropriate integrative play, and appropriate sharing of information; and, in summary, the behavior of handicapped and nonhandicapped preschool children are represented by similar rather than dissimilar styles. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session B-9).