ERIC Number: EJ663369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Vignettes from "Sesame Street": Preschooler's Ideas about Children with Down Syndrome and Physical Disability.
Diamond, Karen E.; Kensinger, Katherine R.
Early Education and Development, v13 n4 p409-22 Oct 2002
Presented videotaped "Sesame Street" segments to explore preschoolers' ideas about disabilities. Found that most were aware that the videotaped children had difficulty performing age-appropriate tasks, but had fewer ideas about why the child with Down syndrome had difficulty than about the child using a wheelchair. Significantly more thought the child with Down syndrome could do more "if he tried really hard" than thought so for the child with physical disability. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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