ERIC Number: ED093099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Administrative Handbook.
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.
Presented are regulations and policies to implement provisions mandated by the Maine Legislature for education of exceptional children. Goals are given such as providing every exceptional child with a comprehensive educational program, and promoting acceptance of exceptional children within the educational profession and the public. Summarized are major provisions of the legislation such as purpose, mandatory services, and responsibility of administrative units. Defined are terms such as special education and the pupil evaluation team. Discussed are identification, diagnosis, and evaluation; provision of special education services (regional, private, and consultative); transportation; reimbursement and expenditures; and administrative review. Explained for handicapping conditions are program standards involving definition, identification, and selection procedures; individual psychological evaluation; classroom location and facilities; types of programs for class size and age range; program content; supplementary tutoring; and teacher qualifications. Handicapping conditions covered include educable, trainable, and profoundly mentally handicapped; emotionally disturbed; hearing impaired; speech and language impaired; learning disabled; visually impaired; and physically handicapped. Also provided are agreements with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureaus of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and Division of Eye Care. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine