Effects of Intervention on Kindergarten Readiness for Students With Disabilities

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain an understanding of the benefits of early intervention programs for students with disabilities.
  2. describe the benefits of early intervention programs for various developmental domains.
  3. gain an understanding of the benefits of inclusive early intervention for students with disabilities.


This study examines early intervention participation on kindergarten readiness focusing on students with disabilities; 113 students, including 30 with disabilities, participated. Findings suggest early intervention programs had a positive impact on growth scores for overall general development and five developmental domains. There was no significant difference for students with disabilities based on the number of participating years in early intervention programs. Participants will gain an understanding of the outcomes of early intervention programs.



Jacksunia A. Wolfe, Kingsport City Schools
Angela N. Hilton-Prillhart, Milligan University
Mark Dula, Milligan University


Patrick N. Kariuki, Amy S. Doran

Letter to Supervisor

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Preliminary Brochure

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