ERIC Number: ED081164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Regional Assessment Center: A Concept or a Place.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.; Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Dept. of Special Education and Occupational Therapy.
Presented are eight articles and five brief position papers given at an institute devoted to planning for early diagnosis and educational evaluation of handicapped children affected by a new Michigan law which mandates educational programs from the time of birth to the age of 25 years for all handicapped persons previously excluded from public schools. Topics considered by the papers are the initiation and development of a diagnostic center, community aspects of planning for the physically handicapped, the role of the ophthalmogist in preschool diagnosis, the role of social work, the role of the neurologist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, alternatives in meeting the needs of the accoustically handicapped, the role of the occupational therapist in helping the child organize his brain, and the role of the psychiatrist in an application of the medical model which includes the concept of health. The position papers on regional assessment and evaluation centers offer a philosophical orientation to assessment, a breakdown of the population to be served, suggestions for staffing, a listing of critical resources, and recommendations for physical facilities and location. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.; Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Dept. of Special Education and Occupational Therapy.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan