ERIC Number: ED091453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Speech Therapy Program for Disadvantaged Pupils in Non-Public Schools.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
This program, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is designed to provide speech therapy for approximately 6500 disadvantaged pupils in New York City non-public schools who have the additional handicap of defective speech. The objectives of the program were as follows: (1) to identify pupils with speech defects, (2) to provide diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic programs for these pupils, and, (3) to provide amelioration or remediation of underlying causes of speech problems through referrals to appropriate medical or psychological personnel. The population for this program was determined by a screening test, a Photo-Articulation Test, and by analyzing classroom teachers' evaluations of pupil language skills. Children in grades kindergarten - eight are seen for therapy one half hour per week. Forty-five minute periods are scheduled for pupils in grades 9-12. Groups range in size from five to six children. Intensive services are offered at selected locations twice a week for pupils with severe speech handicaps. Inservice teacher training, conferences, special programs and activities, parent workshops, and other innovations are accomplished through the involvement of both the field supervisor and his coordinator. Clinical summaries, case histories, questionnaires, tapes, and records are submitted annually to the project coordinator for evaluation of the program. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I