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A Service Delivery Model For A Handicapped Preschool In A Rural Area, Karen Louise Holenbeck Aug 1981

A Service Delivery Model For A Handicapped Preschool In A Rural Area, Karen Louise Holenbeck

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A preschool model for 3-5 year old rural handicapped children is based on developmental skills in the areas of receptive and expressive language acquisition, fine and gross motor movement and beginning cognitive skills. Also included, to facilitate the establishment of a new rural preschool is a list of materials needed to begin the program and a list of free and low cost legal, medical, and assessment services. The need for rural preschool programs is discussed as well as reasons for growth of preschool in Washington state.


Inservice Education Needs Of Physical Educators To Integrate Students With Handicapping Conditions Into Regular Programs, Dianne Carol Peck Jun 1981

Inservice Education Needs Of Physical Educators To Integrate Students With Handicapping Conditions Into Regular Programs, Dianne Carol Peck

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Inservice education needs of physical educators to integrate students with handicapping conditions into regular programs were investigated. The Inservice Education Needs-Assessment Inventory (IENAI) and information sheet were mailed to two hundred physical educators who were members of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (NYSAHPER). A total of eighty-four responses (42%) were received including nine responses which were incomplete. Results showed that physical educators have need of developing, in rank order, knowledge of: assessment tests; pupil placement and equipment alternatives; supportive services; limitations and needs of pupils; legislative implications; individualizing instruction; integration techniques and task analysis ...


A Training Program To Develop Specific Manual Dexterity Skills Of Down’S Syndrome Children, Susan Patterson Jan 1981

A Training Program To Develop Specific Manual Dexterity Skills Of Down’S Syndrome Children, Susan Patterson

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

This study was designed to determine if the fine motor skills of three young Down’s Syndrome children functioning below average in manual dexterity skills could be improved through a systematic training program. The selected subjects were met individually for thirty minutes a day, four days per week (Monday through Thursday), for a period of seven weeks. Each child was trained by repeated practice on ten specific tasks involving arm, hand, and finger manipulation. Subjective data recorded during each session by the investigator indicated that, generally, all three subjects appeared to improve on the manual dexterity tasks. These results were ...