Volume 3 No 2 (2011): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

Young Children with and without Disabilities: Perceptions of Peers with Physical Disabilities


Mary Trepanier-Street, Seong Hong, Kathleen Silverman, Laura Reynolds Keefer, Tammy L. Morris

Keywords: young children with disabilities, perceptions about physical disabilities, typically developing children’s perceptions


Abstract

Young children with and without disabilities were interviewed regarding their perceptions of other children with and without disabilities. Both groups of children were generally positive and realistic about the physical, academic and social competence of children with and without disabilities. However, compared to typically developing children, children with disabilities tended to view other children with disabilities more positively in the physical and academic areas. In the social areas, more children without disabilities responded more positively than children with disabilities. These findings have implications for successful inclusion in early childhood education.

References



PDF

Issue

Volume 3 No 2 (2011): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

Section

Research Articles

Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

I accept that the Owner of International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, the Editor, Associate Editors, Reviewers and the Editorial Board cannot be hold responsible regarding the scope, the findings, the discussion and conclusion of the manuscript submitted. I declare to the editorship of International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education that the manuscript is original and has not been published anywhere else or is not under evaluation process for any other journal. I approve that I grant International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education as the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright of my manuscript concurring with article 5846 / 22-23-25 while I retain copyright in the work.