ERIC Number: ED171072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Public School Alternative for Severely and Profoundly Handicapped Students.
Baum, Douglas L.
The paper describes components of the Cooperative Student Care public school program in which five Texas school districts have joined together to provide educational services in functional academics, vocational training, social skills training, life skills training, and related services for severely/profoundly handicapped students. Four facilities are introduced: the Cooperative Behavioral Center which services 41 autistic and severely emotionally disturbed students (3-21 years old) with major emphasis on teaching appropriate behavior patterns through behavior modification; the Loving Care Opportunity Center which serves 28 multiply handicapped students (3-9 years old) with emphasis on self help skills; the Greenwood Hills Development Center which serves 30 severely and multiply handicapped students (7-16 years old) with emphases on functional academics and prevocational activities as well as self help skills training and related services; and the Cooperative Training Center which serves 102 moderately and severely/profoundly handicapped students (14-21 years old) with emphases on self help skills, self awareness, attending behavior, responsive behavior, and peer interaction. Sections address procedures for placing students in the alternative settings, language training, motor and self help skill development, behavior management techniques, vocational programing, parent organization, and program evaluation. (SBH)
Descriptors: Autism, Contingency Management, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Language Acquisition, Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Motor Development, Multiple Disabilities, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Self Care Skills, Severe Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, State Programs, Student Placement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session TH-17)