ERIC Number: ED028555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Diagnostic and Resource Center Project, 1967-68. ESEA Title III Evaluation Report.
Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.
The project provided for the 2nd year of operation of a special education diagnostic and resource center, special classes, and supportive services for handicapped children and youth between the ages of 3 and 21. Cooperation was obtained from existing community agencies, participating school districts, and local private practitioners. Center staff included coordinators, psychologists, social workers, a librarian for the visually handicapped, a peripatologist, and consultants in art, music, and physical education. The supplementary classroom program provided placement in the following categories: learning disabilities, hearing handicapped, severely orthopedically handicapped, trainable mentally handicapped, emotionally disturbed, and Negro underachievers. Counseling services for parents, consultative services for supplementary or regular classrooms, resource materials and equipment, and materials and equipment for the visually handicapped and blind were also provided. Both test and non-test sources of data were used to evaluate the project; teacher ratings and consultant reports indicated that most of the pupils were improving in attitudes, skill areas, and group functioning. Of the 131 pupils served in supplementary classrooms, 28 were returned to regular class programs. Teaching methods are reported in case studies. (LE)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Black Students, Case Studies, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Professional Personnel, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Special Classes, Student Evaluation, Testing, Underachievement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.
Identifiers: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Kansas; Kansas (Wichita)