ERIC Number: ED027688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Orthopedically Handicapped Children in Ohio Public Schools.
Naples, Victor J.; Todd, Joseph H.
The historical development of programs for orthopedically handicapped children, class units and hospital classes approved during 1967-68, and the number of therapy units established are presented. Tables give data on program population: enrollment for years 1962-68, percent of handicaps enrolled, and IQ distributions. Aspects of occupational therapy described are self help skills, communication problems, muscle strength, coordination, social and emotional development, and special equipment; aspects of physical therapy are physical evaluation, alleviation of pain, range of motion, strength, coordination, functional training, and special equipment. The team approach, the administration and organization of a program, educational needs, and home and telephone instruction services are discussed. Appendixes give a glossary of diagnostic terms, standards for special education units, for transportation, and for boarding homes, and bibliographies on learning disorders, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy. (RP)
Descriptors: Administration, Educational Objectives, Equipment, Etiology, Exceptional Child Education, Home Instruction, Hospital Schools, Incidence, Intelligence, Legislation, Occupational Therapy, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Physical Development, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapy, Special Classes, Special Health Problems, Standards, State Programs, Telephone Instruction
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.