ERIC Number: ED174706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Children with Special Educational Needs.
Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage, Manchester (England).
This paper summarizes the views expressed by various conference participants concerning current screening, diagnostics, and assessment procedures at the preschool, infant school, and junior school levels. The variety of practices employed by different educational psychologists, advisors, and teachers at different levels are discussed. References are also made to the results of current screening procedures and the improper use of social disadvantage indices. Specific attempts undertaken to design suitable screening procedures for the early identification of children in need of compensatory education and to overcome the labeling problem in assessing minority children are described. In addition, the paper presents highlights from a conference discussion concerning school based inservice training and from group reports dealing with different aspects of needs assessment. Lists of references and conference participants are provided. (EB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage, Manchester (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Report of a conference of the Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage (Southport, March 16-18, 1977)