ERIC Number: ED392201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Needs Assessment of Homebound Students.
A survey of the itinerant teachers of 172 homebound students in Taiwan addressed major needs of the students, whose major health problems included absence of speech, motor handicaps, lack of body balance, and lack of bladder control. Teachers reported that cognitive ability and self-help skills were the two weakest areas for these students. Students and their families were reported as needing assistance in the areas of family income and parents' ability to independently educate their disabled children. The study concluded that the educational administration could act as a lead agency and ensure that the health division provides homebound students with needed medical rehabilitation services. Additional recommendations focus on providing parent education programs and family financial assistance; integrating medical, education, and social programs; and increasing provision of barrier-free environments and ancillary devices to assist in placement in formal educational settings. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Chiayi Teachers Coll. (Taiwan). Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Family Needs; Taiwan