Date of Defense



Special Education and Literacy Studies


This project originated with a desire to design an educational program for preschool multiply handicapped children. In order to make the project more meaningful, I decided to observe an actual class of children, to learn how to relate to them, to understand their needs, and to design the program to fill those needs. With this experience as a background, a generalized preschool curriculum was devised that could be used with any group of young multiply handicapped children. The opportunity to work with a specific group of children provided a perspective that could not have been gained through books alone. The resultant curriculum was more valuable than a theoretical construct and was relevant to the actual needs encountered in the classroom.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only