Journal Article April 26, 2012
Characterizing disability in Head Start programs: Not so clearcutSRI Authors Donna Spiker
Barton, L., Spiker, D., & Williamson, C. (2012). Characterizing disability in Head Start programs: Not so clearcut. Early childhood research quarterly, 27, 596–612.
► We identify three different subgroups of children in Head Start with disabilities. ► One-third of children (33%) met one or more of the criteria for a disability. ► Different percentages of disability are found with different criteria. ► Poorer outcomes are found for all three subgroups at preschool and kindergarten. ► Head Start and preschool special education programs may need better coordination.