M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Children with mental disabilities--Education (Preschool)
Special Education and Teaching
This research hypothesized that students who received help in a preschool disabilities program would be less likely to remain classified as eligible for special education services. The study looked at eleven children who had previously attended a preschool disabilities program. It was found that seven of the eleven children were still classified in special education. The functioning of the students was examined based on their scores on the BASC(Behavior Assessment Scale for Children) Teacher Rating scale. It was found that the majority of students scored high in the area of learning problems and had low scores in study skills. These scores were also compared to BASC scores of classified students who did not attend a preschool program. It was found that the children who did not attend preschool scored lower in the area of Adaptability, which deals with the child's ability to adjust to changes in routine and to transition from one activity to another.
Zuber, Barbara E., "The effect of participation in a preshool disabilities class on future academic placement" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1904.