ERIC Number: ED034343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Special Education and Resource Center Project, 1966-69. ESEA Title III Final Evaluation Report.
Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.
At the end of a 3-year period a diagnostic and resource center and its services were evaluated. Questionnaires, tests, case histories, interviews, and rating scales indicated that the center was effective in creating an awareness of diagnostic needs and programs and in providing educational programs, psychological services, medical services, and therapy for handicapped children. The following supportive services were provided: parental counseling, consulting for supplementary and/or regular classrooms, resource materials and equipment, and mobility orientation. In addition, placement was provided for nearly 200 pupils; academic growth was shown; pupils improved in skill areas, attitudes, and ability to function in group activities; and 53 pupils were able to return to regular classroom programs. Reactions to all services were commendatory, efficient diagnostic and screening procedures were developed, and effective classroom programs were established. The project demonstrated that a school oriented center could coordinate activities involving schools, patrons, and community agencies. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Community Programs, Counseling, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Facilities, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Low Achievement, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Program Evaluation, Services, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.