ERIC Number: ED209832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Strategies That Address Internal and External Barriers to Effective Educational Functioning.
Alexander, Michael L.
Englewood Learning Center in Chicago provides programs for severely and profoundly handicapped children (5 to 17 years old) in an urban area where many families live in subpoverty conditions. The program requires families to be involved in the individualized education program process and in the whole range of educational services. The program relies on a behavior management system using a token economy and progression of limits. The therapy program combines elements of psychotherapy, reality therapy, gestalt, play therapy, family, and behavioral therapy. The administrative style promotes group sharing, respect, and independent thought. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Englewood Learning Center IL
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February 15-17, 1981, Session M-16).