From: Education Week

Inclusion Affects Language Skills of Preschoolers With Disabilities

Education Week:

The “peer effect” of attending preschool with children who have strong language skills offered a benefit to students with disabilities, according to a study of more than 600 children conducted by researchers at Ohio State University and Toledo University in Ohio.

But peer effects also had a potentially negative consequence, according to the study: The language skills of children with disabilities suffered when they were surrounded by typically-developing peers who had weak language skills themselves.

Read the whole story: Education Week

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