ERIC Number: ED271929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Cross-Age Teaching of Language Learning Disabled Nursery/Kindergarten Children by Language Learning Disabled Fifth Graders.
Gitomer, Rivalee J.
The practicum addressed the needs of 3- to 5-year-old language learning disabled (LLD) children who required more individualization in their curriculum and longer time on task. The practicum goals were: (1) to address 80% of the children's short term individualized education program (IEP) goals; (2) to increase the children's independent time on task; and (3) to teach fifth-grade LLD children to act as tutors in the nursery kindergarten LLD classes. In pursuing these goals, six workshops were planned and implemented. Inservice training and evaluation were conducted throughout the practicum. Upon completion of the practicum appreciable gains were made. An average of 86.3% IEP goals were presented. Three- and four-year-olds increased independent time on task from an average 3 minutes to an average of more than 5 minutes. Five-year-olds increased their average independent time on task from 4 minutes to 9 minutes. The average percent of skills mastered by the tutors was 64.7%. IEP goal presentation and increased time on task were successfully met. The projected behavior for the tutors was partially met. A four-page list of references and data tables conclude the document. (CL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University. Part of the document contains light, broken print.