ERIC Number: ED232318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
[State Implementation Grant for Preschool Handicapped Children. Final Report.]
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.
Second year activities of a 2-year North Carolina State Implementation Grant entailed a review of services for 3- and 4-year-old handicapped children, recommendations based on the findings, a review of teacher preparation programs, and associated staff activities. Review forms were distributed to 251 programs serving young handicapped children including schools, Head Start programs, and private locations. Analyses of findings were compared by program type, then combined for a picture of services across the state. Results indicated that referral and educational programing were the services most frequently provided, that a total sample of 2,807 children were served, and that programs serving emotionally disturbed children had the highest rate of response, although the highest percentage of the handicapped population served was speech/language impaired (29%) and the next highest was mentally handicapped (21%). Other findings focused on such aspects as instruction, related services, transportation, facilities, and personnel preparation. Recommendations included development of a multiple agency screening program, expansion of child related services, increased funding for parent training programs, and increased availability of inservice teacher education programs. Additionally, preservice and inservice needs in the state were reviewed based on the finding that most teachers are not certified in early education of the handicapped. (A program review form, the resulting analyses of data and implications for program expansion, a chapter on the early childhood handicapped for a state personnel development report, and conference materials developed during the second year of the grant are interspersed throughout the document as attachments.) (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.
Identifiers: North Carolina