An Inclusive Preschool Program In 1990, the Tipton County Preschool Program was established to meet the needs of children with disabilities. As we assessed our children and conducted ongoing reviews, it was noted that our children were making significant gains with their speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive skills; ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2003
An Inclusive Preschool Program
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  • Ann D. Burlison
    Tipton County School System, Covington, TN
  • Rebecca L. Armstrong
    Tipton County School System, Covington, TN
  • Lisa M. Stimpson
    Tipton County School System, Covington, TN
  • Machelli L. Tierney
    Tipton County School System, Covington, TN
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Article   |   April 01, 2003
An Inclusive Preschool Program
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2003, Vol. 4, 39-41. doi:10.1044/sbi4.1.39
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2003, Vol. 4, 39-41. doi:10.1044/sbi4.1.39
In 1990, the Tipton County Preschool Program was established to meet the needs of children with disabilities. As we assessed our children and conducted ongoing reviews, it was noted that our children were making significant gains with their speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive skills; however, they were not making the gains that we expected with their turn-taking skills, pragmatic language, and parallel play. After many hours of brainstorming, we realized that our program was missing a component: an inclusive environment. We began researching inclusion and the impact it has on special needs children. In 1996, we then made the decision that our children would be better served if they had exposure to typical peers.
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