Readiness for school entry: a community survey.

  title={Readiness for school entry: a community survey.},
  author={Hemamali Perera},
  journal={Public health},
  volume={119 4},
This study assessed the development of 4-5-year-old children in an urban low-income community in Sri Lanka, with the aim of investigating their readiness for formal education. A modified Denver developmental screening test was used to determine the presence of age-appropriate motor, cognitive (including language) and social skills in 295 children. Of these children, 17.8% were unable to perform more than 50% of the tasks correctly. Children with motor problems were more likely to have… CONTINUE READING