ERIC Number: ED049586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Minimal Brain Dysfunction in Children: Educational, Medical, and Health Related Services (Phase Two of a Three-Phase Project).
Easter Seal Research Foundation, Chicago, IL.; National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Task Force 2, created by concerned voluntary and government agencies, outlines a program and resources to be developed to provide for the needs of children with minimal brain dysfunction (MBD), or learning disabilities. Task Force 1 reported on terminology and identification and Task Force 3 will deal with research in MBD, in other phases of the project. Included are the reports of the two subcommittees of the task force, one dealing with educational and the other with medical aspects of the problem. The report of the Educational Services Committee describes the present status of educational programs and legislation by surveying and evaluating the four following areas: educational assessment and evaluation procedures, classroom management methods, professional programs in teacher preparation, and educational legislation. The report of the Committee on Medical and Health-Related Services identifies the essential features of health services required by children with MBD. Evaluative procedures so identified include medical, neurological, electroencephic, psychologic, communicative, and psychiatric evaluation. Health-related and other services needed for comprehensive management of the child following evaluation are specified. Appended information focuses upon the neurological evaluation and psychodiagnostics in patients with suspected MBD. (KW)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Educational Diagnosis, Exceptional Child Services, Identification, Learning Disabilities, Legislation, Medical Evaluation, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Neurological Impairments, Teacher Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (PHS Pub. No. 2015, $1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Easter Seal Research Foundation, Chicago, IL.; National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NIH), Bethesda, MD.