ERIC Number: ED254349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
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The Implementation of a Pre-School Screening Program in the Lower Township School District.
Goetaski, Janet E.
The major goals of this practicum were (1) to initiate a preschool screening program to identify children with special needs in the Lower Township School District, Cape May, New Jersey; (2) to refer these children to appropriate remedial services prior to their entrance into kindergarten; and (3) to provide opportunities for parents to attend follow-up workshops to understand the nature of special needs. The Denver Developmental Screening Test and the Readiness Tasks of the Early Detection Inventory were used as screening instruments. The Gesell Developmental Screening Test was used to rescreen "high risk" children. The screening program focused on five main areas: school readiness tasks and personal-social, fine motor, language, and gross motor development. A total of 23 percent of all children who participated in the prescreening program exhibited a special need or needs on the Denver Developmental Screening Test; 15 percent of the children exhibited a special need or needs on the Early Detection Inventory. Results of the assessment were discussed with parents 1 month after the prescreening program. A handbook consisting of suggested parent-child activities was compiled based on overall screening deficits. (Among the appendices are copies of questionnaires directed to parents, administrators and kindergarten teachers, and kindergarten teachers and remedial personnel.) (AS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Denver Developmental Screening Test