ERIC Number: ED054551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Learning Disabilities - Emotionally Disturbed: A Survey of Learning Disabilities, Public School Program in Virginia - Comparison of Program for Emotionally Disturbed.
Westhead, E. C.; And Others
A survey was conducted of Virginia public school programs during 1970-71 for children with either learning disabilities (LD) or emotional disturbances (ED). Six survey questions covered demographic information, nature of children served, actual function of teachers' roles, referral and placement procedures, and administrative planning and operation of programs. Responses were received from 70% of identified LD teachers, 53% of identified persons in ED services, 61% of principals in LD, and 50% of principals in ED. It was found that of the Commonwealth's 134 school divisions, nine have LD programs and 13 have ED programs. It was also found that divisions offering services to both LD and ED children were not similar in local financial support, size, or geography. Twenty-four tables and graphs presented data indicating on the whole, little evidence of state recruitment and training of qualified personnel, no systematic means of identifying LDs and EDs, teacher roles more restricted than state definitions, no systematic referral and placement procedures, and little administrative planning and program operation in the special education field under survey. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia