ERIC Number: ED079906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
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Multihandicapped Blind. Final Project Report.
The final report of the Garden Grove unified school district project for 1969 through 1972 (funded through Title III) involving six multiply handicapped, legally blind children, 7- to 10-years-old, who were previously excluded from special education (SE) classes is presented. Described as the main procedural objective is development of a self-contained classroom situation with low pupil-teacher ratio in a public school for children whose handicaps limit integration. Other objectives cited involve individual programs in physical education and mobility instruction, parental attitudinal changes toward their children's handicaps, teacher training and observation programs, and regular historical background, program scope, personnel, activities or services (in such areas as instructional materials used, budgetary considerations (average pupil cost is listed as $1,453 for the 3 year period), and parent involvement (four teacher conferences yearly, and parent meetings). Suggested are steps for adapting a program for multihandicapped children. Given for each child are case histories, (with reports from the nurse, speech therapist, teacher, and psychologist) evaluation data concerning improvements, test results, and parent attitude assessment. Reported also are student volunteer activities and evaluations. The project is said to have met all objectives and will be locally funded the next year. (MC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Garden Grove Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III