ERIC Number: ED036920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Georgia Study of Handicapped Children.
Wishik, Samuel M.
Voluntary reporting, household canvass, and diagnostic clinics were utilized in studying the prevalence, disabilities, and needs of handicapped children in two Georgia counties (population 48,200); community resources were surveyed. Of the population under 21, 10% had handicaps and, of these, two-thirds had multiple handicaps with an average of 2.2 handicaps per child. Physical disabilities were less frequent than nonphysical limitations. Service needs found greatest were for educational guidance and vocational aid; existing resources manifested gaps. Recommendations called for coordinating a statewide plan and strengthening the state's programs for special education, crippled children's services, vocational rehabilitation, and institutional care for retarded children. Findings regarding medical and socioeconomic factors are presented; and implications for program administration and community organization are discussed. Appendixes providing forms and other materials used in and resulting from the study comprise half of the document. (JD)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Community Services, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Environmental Influences, Exceptional Child Research, Handicapped Children, Incidence, Medical Services, Multiple Disabilities, Personnel Needs, Program Administration, Residential Care, Services, State Programs, Statistical Surveys, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.