ERIC Number: ED069083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Education for Mentally Retarded Children and Youth in Florida Public Schools.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The position paper on the education of mentally retarded children in Florida public schools acknowledges recognized definitions of mental retardation and states that Florida's definition requires that an individual have both impaired intelligence and impaired adaptive behavior. Early planned screening by teachers and school officials is recommended; students obtaining an IQ score of 80 or less on a group test should be referred for individual psychological evaluation. Identification, certified by a qualified examiner (state certification in school psychology or a licensed psychologist), takes into account the following factors: medical examination, psychological testing, achievement test, adaptive behavior, other tests deemed necessary, parent interview and permission, and case history. Placement in a program for the retarded is said to be the responsibility of a special staffing committee or an exceptional child admissions specialist. Guidelines for grouping students by chronological age are given, and reasons for dismissal from the program are mentioned. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida