The current study examined the relationship between the dismissal of the young child with developmental delays (YCDD) from the individual educational plan (IEP) prior to kindergarten and later requalification for special education services. The primary purpose of the study was to provide stakeholder perceptions of current practices regarding meeting the needs of four former YCDD students. The perceptions came through interviews with former YCDD students, their parents, teachers, administrators and, additionally, data from interventions, state assessments and survey.
Data showed that the relationship between dismissal and requalification for services showed low achievement from all four former YCDD students. All four focus students did requalify for special education services. In addition, the stakeholder’s perceptions revealed recurring themes and implications for practice. Given the small sample utilized for the current study, the findings may not be generalized to all children with a former YCDD diagnosis. Results provided implications for keeping the diagnosis through kindergarten transition and researching the study on a larger scale.
|Commitee:||Carson, Craig, Patterson, Kevin|
|Department:||Educational Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction|
|School Location:||United States -- Missouri|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Early childhood education, Special education|
|Keywords:||Individual educational plan (IEP), Kindergarten, Later requalification, Special education services, Young child with developmental delays (YCDD)|
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