ERIC Number: ED036951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
The Diagnostic and Adjustment Center. End of Budget Period Report.
Saint Louis Board of Education, MO.
A pilot project to provide educational, psychological, and social services for elementary school children who are educationally retarded, emotionally disturbed, or socially maladjusted was developed to help a school system deal more effectively with disruptive or learning disabled children. An interdisciplinary approach was used and three major types of activities were implemented: social, educational, and psychological diagnoses with planned remediation; development of eight special classes; and a consultation program to help regular class teachers recognize incipient difficulties. These activities are described as are pupil behaviors in the classes and an evaluation of 27 experimental students who had been in the project for a minimum of 6 months. In reading and arithmetic achievement and on the full scale Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children the experimentals progressed significantly more than controls who remained in regular classes. The pilot program was considered a success and a new program has begun focusing on expanding the service and training already initiated. Appendixes contain records, applications, forms, reports, and case studies. (RJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Consultation Programs, Counseling, Educational Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Evaluation, Psychoeducational Clinics, Reinforcement, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Board of Education, MO.