ERIC Number: ED093142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Classes for Doubly Handicapped Children. Final Report.
Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Presented is the final report of a 1-year New York City program of 18 special classes for 133 doubly (physically and mentally) handicapped children, 5-20 years of age. Noted are criteria for student selection such as IQ below 75, the presence of one or more physical handicaps, and completion of toilet training. It is reported that most pupils selected were from disadvantaged backgrounds. Objectives of the program included improvement in self-help, academic, and social skills; and optimum integration into the larger school program. Major findings discussed are administrative difficulties in screening 100 percent of the children on the waiting list, significant improvement in self-help skills by 62 percent of the children, significant improvement in academic skills by 74 percent of the children, improvement in social skills by 63 percent of the students tested, and participation by most of the children in the larger school program. Recommendations provided include the provision of additional staff and equipment, extension of the integration component to more intensively involve pupils with regular class students, and continuation of the program for the 1973-74 school year. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I