Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Special Education
Preschool Teachers, Special Education, Professional Development, Developmental Delay, Early Childhood
Snider (2021) A Guide for Preschool General Education Teachers to Identify and Support Children with Developmental Delays
It is essential to identify areas of professional development that educators need in order to effectively teach children. Professional development strengthens teachers knowledge and equips them with skills that will improve teaching practice and child achievement. This study looked at preschool general educator areas of weakness. The information that was obtained was used to create a professional development guide to enhance weakness areas. The results show that preschool general education teachers needed further information on identifying and supporting children with developmental delays. In order to enhance teacher confidence and competence in meeting the needs of students with disabilities, it is important to include teachers in the planning and development process. Ensuring that teachers understand how information connects to their work within the classroom will ultimately benefit student learning.
Snider, Sarah Jane Mrs, "A Guide for Preschool General Education Teachers to Identify and Support Children with Developmental Delays" (2021). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 528.
Early Childhood Education Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons, Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education Commons, Special Education and Teaching Commons