ERIC Number: ED231916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Language-Centered Intervention Program. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Tobias, Robert; Lavin, Claire
This report evaluates the Early Childhood Language-Centered Intervention Program in New York City Public Schools. The program was designed to promote the development of preschool handicapped students in a variety of areas. The program objective proposed that the target students would show statistically significant improvement at the .05 level in each of the following skills: language, fine-motor, gross-motor, cognitive, and social-emotional. The Learning Accomplishment Profile (LAP) was used to evaluate the attainment of the objectives for all areas except social-emotional, which was evaluated through the Levenstein Child Behavior Traits Rating Scale. Results show that (1) the five program objectives were attained, with students scoring statistically significant gains in language, gross-motor skills, fine-motor skills, cognition, and socio-emotional development. Forty percent of the children completing the program were placed in regular kindergarten classes for the following year. The report recommends that more classes be opened to serve children on the waiting list, and that teachers receive training sessions concerning individualization of the instructional program. (AOS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.