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ERIC Number: EJ805108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
Transition to Preschool Programs for Young Children with Disabilities
Malone, Delia G.; Gallagher, Peggy A.
Journal of Early Intervention, v30 n4 p341-356 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing easier transitions and placements of young children with disabilities into Part B preschool special education programs. The authors examined associations between children's referral age and the following factors: (a) level of functioning of the child, (b) educational level of the mother, and (c) source of the referral. They also sought to determine if these variables might assist in predicting placement on or before the child's RD birthday or placement after the child's 3rd birthday. Source of referral and child's level of functioning were significant factors in predicting age at referral and age at placement with source of referral carrying the heaviest weighting, especially for referrals from the Part C early intervention system. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C