ERIC Number: ED332432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
District 75/Citywide E.C.I.A. Chapter 1, P.L. 89-313 Handicapped Program, 1989-90. State Report. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
This New York City Public Schools program was designed to augment the basic instruction of students with severe handicaps who were formerly educated within state-operated or state-supported schools or institutions. The program's teacher trainer provided up-to-date materials and equipment, individual consultation, support, and group training to teachers of program-eligible students. Teachers reported receiving a total of 1,125 items consisting of prevocational and vocational, audiovisual, adaptive, and communication-related equipment and materials, as well as computer hardware and software. Staffing was limited by problems in hiring a computer teacher trainer, and other problems occurred in timely identification of students and acquisition of equipment. While respondents overall were enthusiastic about service received, objectives for student outcomes were not met. Participants were especially enthusiastic about the dysphagia and augmentative communication workshops and the Arts in Residency programs. Recommendations are made for expanded staffing, improved identification and tracking procedures, simplified equipment purchasing processes, and continued inservice training. (PB)
Descriptors: Communication Aids (for Disabled), Consultation Programs, Educational Equipment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers, Program Evaluation, Purchasing, Resource Teachers, Severe Disabilities, Supplementary Education
Special Education Evaluation Unit, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, 110 Livingston St., Room 736, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education
Note: Prepared by the Special Education Evaluation Unit.