ERIC Number: ED021371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal for a Pilot Program to Meet the Needs of the Mentally Retarded Deaf.
Grant, Evelyn; Lewis, William
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Bureau Memorandum, v9 n3 p14-19 Mar 1968
A pilot program to meet the needs of mentally retarded deaf children is proposed by two Wisconsin schools. The rationale for the program and the summary statement from a 3-day workshop which met to consider a possible program are given. The purpose of the proposed program is to demonstrate the feasibility of removing, at least for a time, deaf retarded children from classes for the deaf of normal intelligence and from classes of mentally retarded hearing children. The proposal specifies short range procedures for 1967-68, including identification of students and criteria for admission. Intermediate range procedures for 1968-69 outlined are limitation of class size, children to participate, staff, facilities, equipment, curriculum, parent involvement, reporting, evaluation, funding possibilities, and projected cost. A long range program is also considered in terms of facilities, teacher certification, diagnostic procedures, and state guidelines. Survey data on incidence and diagram of the program's administrative structure are provided. A bibliography lists seven items. (GD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.