ERIC Number: ED244450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Meeting Their Needs: Provision of Services to the Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic. Conference Proceedings (Memphis, Tennessee, April 27-28, 1983).
Memphis State Univ., TN. Coll. of Education.
The document contains the proceedings of a 1983 Tennessee conference on "Provision of Services to the Severely and Emotionally Disturbed and Austistic." Areas covered were identified as priority needs by Tennessee educators and emphasize the practical rather than the theoretical aspects of providing services. After the text of the keynote speech, papers are organized into the topics of (1) family, (2) behavioral change, (3) curriculum and assessment, and (4) program descriptions. The 24 major papers have the following titles and authors: "Meeting the Needs of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed/Behavior Disordered Students" (J. Grosenick); "Working with Parents of Adolescents Identified as Emotionally or Behaviorally Disordered" (R. McDowell); "Understanding the Diagnosis of Autism: Initial Counseling of Parents and Other Family Members" (S. Morgan); "Autism: A Family-Ecological System Perspective" (W. Haefele and S. Henggeler); "Children in Crisis--The Academic Effect" (J. Cook); "Burnout in Parents of Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents" (G. Morrison and M. Morrison); "The Role of Mental Health in the Ministry of the Church" (T. Covin); "The Use of 'Mild' Aversive Stimuli for Control of Stereotypic and Self-Injurious Behaviors" (P. Alberto); "Decreasing Aggression and Self-Harm: Prevention and Intervention Techniques Useful with the Severely Emotionally Disturbed Client" (W. Antonow and D. Orr); "Improving the Social Acceptability of Emotionally Disturbed Children" (B. Marotz); "Effects of a Self-Recording Procedure on the Attending to Task Behavior and Academic Productivity of Institutionalized Severe Behavior Disordered Adolescents" (L. Morrow et al.); "An Educational Perspective of Autism: Implications for Curriculum Development and Personnel Development" (A. Donnellan); "The Behavior Evaluation Scale" (S. McCarney); "Clinical and Educational Perspectives on Language Intervention for Children with Autism: (A. Kamhi et al.); "Visual Screening for the Severely Emotionally Disturbed Student" (A. Sizemore); "A Vocational Program and Skill Assessment for Severe/Profound Mentally Retarded and Emotionally Disturbed Retarded Adults: (S. K. Setbacken et al.); "Creative Drama for Autistic Adolescents: Expanding Leisure and Recreational Options" (C. Warger); "What We Wish They Knew" (D. Freschi); "Secondary Level Autistic Programming in a High School Setting: Debunking Myths and Suggesting Implementation Strategies" (B. Travnikar); "Putting It All Together: Programs for Autistic and Emotionally Distrubed Students in the Memphis City Schools" (E. Montague et al.); "Meeting the Needs of Autistic Individuals in a Comprehensive Community-Based Service Provider for the Developmentally Disabled" (D. Rosen et al.); "Child Mental Health Services, Inc., and the Allan Cott School" (B. Milner); "A Description of an Innovative Alternative Summer School Program for Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents in a Residential Treatment Center" (R. Devlin); and "Preparing Teachers for Children with Learning and Behavioral Disorders in a Liberal Arts College: A Criterion Performance Preparation Model" (B. Holmgren). Appended are the conference program, a list of program participants, and conference evaluation information. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN. Coll. of Education.
Note: For selected individual papers, see EC 162 464-480.