ERIC Number: ED051609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Education of the Physically Handicapped.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Described are the philosophy, organization, and curriculum of programs functioning under the Bureau for the Education of the Physically Handicapped (BEPH), which administers educational programs for approximately 10,000 physically handicapped children in New York City. Following are explanation of the general principles guiding the development of programs, an overview of programs offered by BEPH is given and admission and transfer procedures clarified. Examined in greater detail are the health conservation classes, focusing upon classes for the severely orthopedically handicapped and brain-injured. Such aspects as screening, physical plant, curriculum and activities, materials, and services are summarized. Also detailed is the home instruction program. Following a general discussion of topics basic to curriculum planning for the physically handicapped, curriculum adaptations for specific subject areas are presented. Objectives, services, and roles of parent, teacher, and school in the guidance program are reviewed. Final chapters define some common physical disabilities, examine trends in regular and special education, and outline innovations especially relevant to education of the physically handicapped in New York City. (KW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Counseling, Curriculum, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Education, Home Instruction, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions
Board of Education of the City of New York, Publications Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: New York