ERIC Number: ED337932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Increasing the Identification of Preschool Students At-Risk for a Specific Learning Disability.
Coston, Patricia A.
This practicum project attempted to increase the identification of pre-K students at risk for a specific learning disability and to identify appropriate diagnostic procedures and assessment instruments. The project's objectives included increasing pre-K teachers' awareness of academic and behavioral indicators of a specific learning disability. Eleven students, 4 and 5 years of age, who were identified as severely language impaired (SLI), became the target population and were assessed for eligibility for the learning disability program using the following measures: the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning-Revised (to assess the areas of motor, concept, and language development); the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability-Revised (to assess processing abilities); and the Test of Early Math Ability-2 and the Test of Early Reading Ability-2 (to measure pre-academic growth in these areas). Over 80 percent of the subjects were found eligible for the learning disability program. Teachers increased their awareness and rated the specific assessment measures positively. Appendixes include forms for the pre/post SLI Survey of teachers, the pre-K SLI Activity Evaluation, and the pre-K SLI Interview. Includes 23 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.