The theories of Jean Piaget: what they mean for special education; an educational program; the effect of self-recording and verbal praise on the reading comprehension rate of an eight year old male
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The purpose in this paper was to review the literature on the theories of Jean Piaget as they relate to special education. A basic overview of Piaget's theory of intellectual development is presented. Included are his ideas of adaptation, assimilation, accommodation and equilibrium. Highlights of each of the four stages of intellectual development are included. Current research and implications, of the research for special education is explored. The problems of the curriculum disabled child as they relate to learning disabilities are covered. Individualizing programs for children on the bases of intellectual developmental level is seen as a positive effect of a Piagetian program.
Children with disabilities.