ERIC Number: ED189776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Influence of Social and Physical Setting on Interactions Among Handicapped and Nonhandicapped Children in an Ability Integrated Preschool.
Haralick, Joy Gold; Peterson, Nancy L.
An intensive, naturalistic, observational study was conducted of a preschool class which integrated eight handicapped and five nonhandicapped children. An attempt was made to identify social and physical settings which maximized interaction among members of the two groups. Observations (N=2,306) of the social and play behaviors were recorded over a period of 4 1/2 weeks. Results suggested that interaction among members of the two groups freely occurred. Interaction was enhanced or diminished by variations in the social composition of the play group and by differences in play equipment. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Center for Research in Mental Retardation and Human Development, Parsons.