ERIC Number: ED031825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Project Genesis; Pre-School Diagnosis and Programming.
The introduction of a project designed to evaluate children before they enter kindergarten for potential learning problems lists additional objectives and the results of screening preschool children. Post-screening planning for each child, development of a workshop to prepare programers, presentations for parent and faculty education, and recommendations are discussed. A description of pilot programs in two school districts includes the scope, educational facilities and services in the communities, diagnostic needs, and finances. The areas of disability to be considered are the following: learning disorders, including motor, perceptual, and conceptual problems; mental retardation; emotional disorders; speech and language disorders; inadequate experiential backgrounds; social incompetencies; and physical disabilities. Also treated are services to children, parents, and teachers; followup calls; procedures and staff role at the clinic; and program planning, including personnel and staff roles, meetings, fund requests, consultants, federal aid, and related services and activities involved in the program development. The participation of nonpublic school children in the program, evaluation methods, dissemination of information, and professional personnel qualifications and responsibilities are described. (RP)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Disadvantaged Youth, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Services, Federal Aid, Identification, Individualized Programs, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Pilot Projects, Preschool Children, Professional Personnel, Program Development, Qualifications, Salaries, Speech Handicaps, Staff Role, Visual Impairments
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan