ERIC Number: ED087156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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South Dakota Special Education Guidelines (Phase One) Recommendations for Local Education Agencies in Implementing Comprehensive Program Planning for their Exceptional Children.
Elsberry, Michael J.; And Others
Presented are guidelines based on statutes, rules, and regulations of the federal government and the South Dakota state board of education to be used by school districts for planning and implementing comprehensive special education programs for exceptional children. Noted are specifications for special school accreditation. Provided are pertinent specifications of the Education of the Handicapped Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for regional centers for deaf blind children, regional resource centers, early childhood programs, professional training, research and demonstration projects, instructional materials, and institutional programs. Information is given on screening, referral, evaluation procedures, psychological testing, and placement. Specified are procedures for program organization, physical facilities, approval applications, work experience programs, high school graduation policy, and certification (teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals, and directors). Areas of preparation offered by colleges and universities are listed. Noted are requirements for obtaining state reimbursement and reporting attendance. Discussed in terms of handicapping condition, program organization, and, when appropriate, evaluation, placement, screening, referral, and facilities are the following categories of children: deaf, developmentally delayed (0 to 8 years of age), gifted and talented, head of hearing, homebound, learning and behaviorallly handicapped, mentally handicapped, multiply handicapped, physically handicapped, severely emotionally handicapped, speech and language impaired, and visually handicapped. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pierre. Section for Exceptional Children.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota