ERIC Number: ED031030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Follow-Up Study of a Public School Program for the Emotionally Disturbed. Final Report.
Knotting, Charles; Brozovich, Richard
Background and followup data were obtained for 183 subjects who had been enrolled in the School Adjustment Program (ASP), a public school program for emotionally disturbed children. Average age of the subjects at the time of followup was 16-7; mean age at entrance was 10-10; mean IQ, 96.9; average length of stay in the program, 16.7 academic months. As a group, the subjects were not successful in their school careers after leaving ASP. They received poor ratings by current teachers in both academic and social behavior. Among subjects over 16, 43% were known to have dropped out of school. Other measures of adjustment, such as grade point average, police records, and school suspension or exclusion indicated poor adjustment by former ASP students. Variables measured prior to ASP entrance that were related to the highest number of criteria of successful later adjustment included a rating on stability of the subject's family, age of ASP entrance, and whether the subject's behavior was categorized as acting out or withdrawn. Other variables related to adjustment criteria included IQ, academic retardation, retention prior to ASP, and a history of mental health treatment. Information is included on the subjects' and the program's characteristics. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Attendance, Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Dropouts, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Family Relationship, Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Records (Forms), Special Classes, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oakland County Schools, Pontiac, MI. Div. of Special Education.