ERIC Number: ED072597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Educational Needs Assessment of Low Incidence Handicapped Children in Eleven Illinois Counties.
Sproull, Natalie L.; Wenzell, Victor P. A.
Reported were the major findings of a survey taken in 11 Illinois counties to catalog special education services and to identify 3- to 21-year-old children who have one or more of the following low incidence handicapping conditions: visual handicaps, aural handicaps, physical handicaps, and multiple handicaps. Approximately 800 children were identified of whom 52% were reported to be hearing impaired, 19% multiply handicapped, 13% visually handicapped, and 12% physically handicapped. Twenty-five percent of the children identified were 6- and 7-years-old, 54% 5- to 10-years-old, and 16% 3- to 6-years-old. Over half of the children were reported not to be receiving any special educational services, and more than half of those children were 5- to 9-years-old. Only 13 of the 31 special education programs that Ss attended were located in the 11 counties surveyed. Included in the appendixes are the questionnaires and cover letters used in the survey. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Office of Educational Services and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois