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ERIC Number: ED002217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 10
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EARLY DETECTION AND PROGRAMING FOR CHILDREN WITH SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS.
MCGAHAN, F.E.
THE GALENA PARK SPECIAL PROGRAM IS AN EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION TO DETECT, AT THE EARLIEST TIME, ANY STUDENT PROBLEM WHICH MAY LEAD TO DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT. ALL PHASES OF PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES ARE PLACED UNDER ONE COORDINATOR TO EXPEDITE SERVICES TO THE CHILD IN DIFFICULTY. EARLY DETECTION OF POTENTIAL PROBLEM CHILDREN IS FACILITATED VIA A PRESCHOOL CLINIC. ALL CHILDREN WHO WILL BE ENTERING THE FIRST GRADE IN THE FALL VISIT THE SPRING CLINIC WITH ONE OR BOTH PARENTS. AN EFFORT IS MADE TO DETECT HEALTH PROBLEMS AS WELL AS TO ASSESS THE CHILD'S SOCIAL MATURATION. ALL FAMILIES CONCERNED ARE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE, AND AN APPOINTMENT IS MADE AT THE RATE OF 15 TO 20 CHILDREN PER HALF HOUR. VISUAL SCREENING, AUDIOMETRIC EVALUATIONS, DENTAL EVALUATIONS, AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL-READINESS EVALUATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS ARE PERFORMED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. AT LEAST 12 DIFFERENT STATIONS WITH AS MANY ATTENDANT PERSONNEL ARE REQUIRED FOR THE MOST EFFICIENT FUNCTIONING OF THE CLINIC. ONCE THE CHILD ENTERS THE FIRST GRADE HE MAY ADVANCE REGULARLY, PASS THROUGH SPECIAL TRANSITORY CLASSES, OR BE DETAINED A YEAR TO PERMIT MORE ADEQUATE ADJUSTMENT TO THE SCHOOL SITUATION.
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Identifiers: GALENA PARK; TEXAS