ERIC Number: ED034331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Operation Bridge; A Title III Project for Neurologically Impaired Children, Prince George's County, Maryland, Special Education Department.
Prince George's County Board of Education, Upper Marlboro, MD. Dept. of Special Education.
A 6-week experimental demonstration program was provided for 90 neurologically impaired children with severe learning problems to bridge the gap between school terms and to provide learning experiences for teachers, teacher-trainees, and parents. The staff at each of three host schools consisted of five master teachers, five college students, plus a full time psychologist and a pupil personnel worker to conduct parent and sibling discussion groups and to aid the staff. The children had enrichment activities in reading, language development, motor development, manipulation, and arts and crafts. On pre- and post-project evaluations of social, emotional, and academic level of functioning, over 60% of the children readjusted to academic, school routine, and social-emotional levels within 2 weeks (instead of the usual 6 to 8 weeks) after school started in the fall. Teachers and supportive staff felt that they gained experience in working with children, parents, siblings, trainees, and each other. Recommendations are proposed for 1969 program improvements, and the appendix gives anecdotal record forms, evaluative questionnaires, and budget estimates. (LE)
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Exceptional Child Research, Experimental Programs, Family Counseling, Institutes (Training Programs), Learning Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Parent Counseling, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Social Adjustment, Staff Role, Student Adjustment, Summer Programs, Summer Schools, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Board of Education, Upper Marlboro, MD. Dept. of Special Education.