School Psychology Review

Bridging the Gap From Preschool to School for th eDisadvantaged Child

Howard L. Garber

pp. 303-310

Services to Preschoolers and Children With Low Incidence Handicaps

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ABSTRACT: Early childhood education and its lack of success in solving the problems of disadvantaged preschoolers is discussed as well as the various sources for the problems the children encounter in school. Research is reported that supports providing a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the family rather than just the preschooler. It is pointed out that seriously disadvantaged children require structured programs which will provide them with support and the appropriate school-type competencies needed to succeed in a standard school program.Suggestions are made as to how the school psychologist can help insure that the preschoolers receive the needed support through the early school years.