ERIC Number: ED081125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
State Laws and Administrative Procedures Relating to the Placement of Exceptional Children.
Trudeau, Elaine; And Others
Presented in chart form are summary data on the states' present policies regarding identification, assessment, and placement of handicapped children in special education programs as of June 1, 1973. Identified are trends toward increased procedures of due process to govern placement changes, more flexible programing patterns, classification systems based on learning needs, and decreased dependence on standardized tests. Initial identification of handicapped children is seen to be presently accomplished through three procedures -- census, screening, and referral. Information on assessment and placement is given by handicapping conditions under the following four categories: personnel involved in the evaluation (whether a psychologist is required), the types of data utilized in making the placement (such as school history and testing), the placement process (often involving a placement committee, parental consent, and an appeal process), and placement review procedures. Information is given for the following handicapping conditions: blind, deaf, emotionally disturbed, gifted and talented, hard of hearing, homebound and hospitalized, learning disabled, mentally handicapped, (custodial, educable, and trainable), multiply handicapped, physically handicapped, and speech handicapped. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Trends, Evaluation, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Identification, Placement, State Legislation
Council for Exceptional Children, 1411 South Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State-Federal Information Clearinghouse for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.