ERIC Number: ED064824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
We Serve the Special Child - Special Education.
Bloomer, Mary; And Others
Presented are general thoughts on educating the exceptional child, with emphasis on the role of the volunteer in the educational program. Explained in terms of the volunteer are definition of volunteer worker, basic needs of volunteers, limits and role of volunteers, kinds of services performed by volunteers, and orientation and training of volunteer. Then provided are informal notes to the volunteer, teacher, and principal, respectively, concerning volunteer role in the school program. Listed are general hints for working with special students, followed by an overview of Oklahoma City's special education program. Eight major types of special education classes are said to be established in the Oklahoma City schools. The goals of special education are equated with goals of regular education and are said to be similarly attained. Then presented are descriptions of characteristics of various groups of special children; it is noted that the characteristics are not intended to identify or describe an individual. Exceptionalities covered are educable mentally handicapped, trainable mentally retarded, physically handicapped, visually handicapped, hearing impaired, learning disabilities, and emotionally disturbed. Also included are implications for working with each disability area. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Public School System, OK.