Date Approved

5-4-1998

Embargo Period

8-22-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Learning Disabilities

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Urban, Stanley

Subject(s)

Children with mental disabilities--Education (Preschool); Special education teachers--Attitudes

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and implement an improved model for Individualized Education Plans which can be utilized in a preschool handicapped program. A questionnaire consisting of 12 questions pertaining to goals, objectives, curriculum and teaching strategies was distributed to twenty teachers of preschool handicapped children. Fifteen questionnaires were returned. Forty-six of the teachers stated that they felt a general satisfaction with the content of the IEPs especially when written by themselves. Dissatisfaction was expressed with the amount of time the Child Study Team spends visiting the PSH classroom. They also expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of time the CST members spend in the classroom and how well they know the teachers. Only two teachers were completely satisfied with all aspects of the IEP and their curriculum. These were also the only two teachers who stated that the CST members visited the classroom regularly.

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