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ERIC Number: EJ1135696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Evaluation of Push-In/Integrated Therapy in a Collaborative Preschool for Children with Special Needs
Hernandez, Stephen J.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p47-77 Spr-Sum 2012
With support found in the literature for the utilization of push-in, or integrated therapy when providing speech language pathology, the use of a set of criteria for determining how therapy would be provided was evaluated in a preschool for children with special needs. Using a 5-item Likert scale, teachers and speech pathologists were surveyed regarding the criteria's aide in determining how a student should be provided speech therapy. The collaboration that resulted from use of the criteria along with an assessment of the progress made by students receiving push-in services was also surveyed. Survey data indicated an affinity for the criteria, its facilitation of the collaborative process as well as the beneficial impact of push-in therapy on students' development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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