ERIC Number: ED193816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Resource Manual for Program Developers. Level I.
Mainzer, Richard; And Others
Intended for program developers, the document discusses Level I programs for mainstreamed handicapped children in the state of Maryland (Level I services are those that can be provided in the general education classroom with supplementary services and aids not provided in the general program). An introduction to Level I services is presented, covering such aspects as Level I and the law. Level I services as they are currently being provided in Maryland are examined. Three models of service delivery from around the country which are consistent with Level I parameters are described: Functional Analysis Systems Training, New Adventures in Learning, and the Vermont Consulting Teacher Program. Two aspects of the educational consultation milieu are discussed: the establishment of consultation as an effective tool within the framework of available local education agency services, and the utilization of an operational procedure to achieve a consistent level of success. An annotated bibliography of 22 books and articles on consultation, mainstreaming, appropriate programs within the least restrictive environment, and relevant practices is presented, along with a sample of the survey utilized to obtain data from Maryland county directors of special education, and a chart of the Maryland Continuum of service levels for handicapped children. (DLS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Models, Services, State Programs
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education, Information Management Branch, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201 (limited supply)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.; Mid-East Regional Resource Center, Washington, DC.