ERIC Number: ED052564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Organizing and Operating Special Classes for Emotionally Disturbed Elementary School Children.
Stone, Thomas E.
Provided for public school systems are educational guidelines for setting up special classes for emotionally disturbed elementary school students. Described is a preventive-developmental program, based on successful experiences in form school districts, which provides for a complete school team approach. Detailed are the steps involved in organizing and implementing such a Transition-Adjustment class program, beginning with a discussion of how to organize a district program and procedures for identifying, screening, and placing the disturbed child. Curriculum content and organization are discussed, as are materials and equipment. Also examined are effective teaching techniques and the characteristics and roles of Transition-Adjustment class teachers and principals. In addition, how to establish a special physical education pogram and how creative activities in art and other subjects can be important factors in overall growth are explained. Procedures for gradually returning a child to regular classes and points to consider in planning a summer Transition-Adjustment class program are also covered. Appendixes contain sample budgets and forms. (KW)
Descriptors: Administration, Curriculum Design, Educational Programs, Elementary School Students, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Special Classes
Parker Publishing Company, 1 Village Square, West Nyack, New York 10994 ($8.95)
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