ERIC Number: ED260508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Early Prevention of School Failure.
Anderson, Kent C.
The Early Prevention of School Failure (EPSF) program developed by Dr. Luceille Werner is presented. The program is designed to identify and remediate developmental deficiencies of four-, five-, and six-year-old children and has been accepted in the National Diffusion Network as a nationally validated program. The main program components are screening and team conferencing, and systematic remediation and individualized followup. Five tests are used in the screening process: (1) the Peabody Picture Vocabulary, (2) the Visual Motor Integration test, (3) the Goodenough Draw-a-Person, (4) the Revised Motor Activity Scale, and (5) the Preschool Language Scale. The remediation part of the program is done through participation in daily modality periods in which the skills needed are practiced. The program provides curriculum guides, sources, and ideas for materials, as well as activity guides for teacher use. A long term evaluation of the program strongly suggests EPSF has positive long range effects. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
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