ERIC Number: ED085955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Digest of State Laws and Regulations for School Language, Speech, and Hearing Programs.
Trudeau, Elaine, Ed.; Bolick, Nancy, Ed.
Summarized in the digest are state laws and regulations relating to educational programs for children with speech, hearing and language problems. It is recommended that the digest be used in conjunction with model regulations developed by the American Speech and Hearing Association to serve the following purposes: to facilitate better understanding of legal language and the structure governing education of speech, hearing, and language handicapped children in each state; to serve as a basic reference for individuals seeking alternative legal patterns or conducting related research; and to provide a means for states to evaluate and compare their statutes and regulations with statutes and regulations in other states,. Given is a descriptive overview of information within 11 subject categories such as legislation in Massachusetts (under the policy component within the right to an education category) to remedy past inadequacies and inequities in special education delivery. Data for each state are organized in terms of the following 11 subject categories: right to an education; population; identification; assessment and placement; administrative responsibility; planning; finance; administrative structure and organization; services; private education; personnel; and facilities. Users are advised that constant change of legal bases for serving handicapped children may result in some differences between the verified digest content and newly changed statutes. (MC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Civil Rights, Demography, Educational Planning, Equal Education, Exceptional Child Education, Facilities, Financial Support, Hearing Impairments, Identification, Language Handicaps, Legal Responsibility, Professional Personnel, Speech Handicaps, State Legislation, Teachers
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.