ERIC Number: ED208609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-18
Reference Count: 0
Extended School Year Program, Intermediate Unit No. 5, June-August 1980.
A school psychologist reviews court cases (Armstrong vs. Kline and Battles vs. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) and discusses effects of an extended school year on 45 students (mean age 11 years) with severe/profound mental retardation or severe emotional disturbance. Analysis of pre- and posttest levels in 11 developmental areas (gross motor, fine motor, preceptual, conceptual, emotional, social, communication, eating, toileting, dressing, and other self help skills) showed no significant difference between June and August. It is suggested that this finding indicates lack of regression in those skill areas, which is the function of the extended year program. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981).