ERIC Number: ED036921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Summary and Evaluation of the Regional Educational Diagnostic Treatment Center 1966-1969.
Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
A diagnostic treatment center for learning disabilities and emotional problems was developed to serve six school systems. Evaluation by the multidisciplinary staff covered behavior, family background, health, and intellectual, perceptual motor, emotional, and educational functioning. Treatment plans, developed by the team which subsequently met with the school personnel, involved the child in play, and educational or behavioral therapy on an individual or group basis. Treatment also altered the child's environment by providing family therapy and parent counseling, mothers' groups, school or parent conferences, or staff consultants to work with school personnel. Consensual judgment of change (by parents, schools, and staff) in school work, and in educational and behavioral functioning indicated mild improvement in 60.9% of the cases and marked improvement in 16.2%, with girls showing more improvement (p less than .01). Appendixes provide ranking scales and client classification and other forms and describe treatments. Descriptive data are given for a sample of 350 cases. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Ancillary School Services, Behavior Change, Behavior Rating Scales, Clinical Diagnosis, Consultants, Counseling, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Therapy, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Individual Characteristics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Parent Participation, Play Therapy, Psychoeducational Methods
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III