ERIC Number: ED031000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health Services in the Pittsburgh Public Schools; 1967-1968.
The 1967-68 mental health services (MHS) program in the Pittsburgh public school system, number of children served, studies undertaken, and other staff activities are considered. A research study of perceptual-motor dysfunction among emotionally disturbed, educable mentally handicapped, and normal children, and two perceptual surveys developed for identification are described. An analysis is presented of the effectiveness of psychiatric consultation with the staff of Project Upward Bound. Corporal punishment in the schools and some alternatives to it are discussed in terms of historical development, various community rules, and other methods of discipline. Consideration is given to nonachievers, the interdisciplinary approach of the MHS program, and to case reports illustrating the lack of adequate community facilities for the disturbed. (RJ)
Descriptors: Community Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Services, Family Relationship, Identification, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Disabilities, Low Achievement, Medical Consultants, Mental Health Programs, Perception Tests, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Psychiatric Services
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)