ERIC Number: ED169689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Development and Implementation of an Interagency Program for Emotionally Handicapped Children. Practicum Report.
Potter, William H.; Tolley, W. Robert
The report, over half of which consists of appendixes, describes the development and implementation of a program in Dorchester County, Maryland, to integrate into a public school 23 emotionally handicapped students (ages 6-13) who had been attending school at a state mental institution. Services provided to the children in the public school program included individualized and small group instruction, behavior modification and contingency management, psychiatric and psychological services, nursing and health services, recreation, occupational and speech therapy, and parental involvement through outreach services. Among the conclusions reached at the end of the program's first year was that the students exhibited a positive attitude towards the program as indicated by improved attendance, the absence of truancy, and the greater degree of involvement in public school activities. The many appendixes include a parental approval form, an inservice schedule, and a list of personnel qualifications. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers: Maryland (Dorchester County)
Note: Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the National Ed.D. Program for Education Leaders; Nova University