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ERIC Number: ED314193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 141
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying At Risk Kindergarten Eligible Children through the Development of a Comprehensive Prekindergarten Screening Program.
Wright, Ellen M.
An educational specialist employed as a learning consultant to schools in a seashore resort community planned and implemented a practicum study intended to address problems in the prekindergarten screening process of the community's primary school. Practicum goals were to: (1) identify children who would benefit from prekindergarten intervention; (2) demonstrate the need for an interdisciplinary team approach to the screening process; and (3) train prospective evaluators, kindergarten teachers, and parents involved in the screening process. Actions taken to attain these goals included administration of a needs assessment survey to screening team members, selection of a new screening instrument, formation of a screening committee, dissemination of information on developmentally appropriate practice and the screening process, and efforts to encourage the attendance of parents and children. Practicum evaluation data indicated that the intervention was effective. Committee members were satisfied with the new instrument, training, screening, and follow-up. Teachers indicated that the summary sheets and follow-up by committee members were helpful in assessing children's ability to acquire skills and identifying children's needs for diagnostic services. Parents were impressed with the smoothness of the process and the follow-up. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A