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ERIC Number: EJ883891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Fourth Grade Outcomes of Children with a Preschool History of Developmental Disability
Delgado, Christine E. F.
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v44 n4 p573-579 Dec 2009
Special education outcomes were evaluated for 3,608 children (2,513 males) with a preschool history of developmental disability. Sixty-six percent of the children had an identified disability in fourth grade. The percentage of children with a disability at outcome varied across preschool disability categories from 54% to 96%. The consistency of classification at preschool and outcome was relatively high for children with trainable mental handicap/profound mental handicap (TMH/PMH), emotional handicap/severe emotional disturbance (EH/SED), specific learning disability (SLD), and autism (AT) and lower for children with educable mental handicap (EMH), speech and/or language impairment (SI/LI), and developmental delay (DD). Understanding the nature and course of developmental disabilities can inform early intervention services, service planning, and resource management. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://www.dddcec.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 4; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida