ERIC Number: ED094056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Improvement Instruction and Services for Socially Maladjusted and Emotionally Disturbed Children, 1972-1973. Final Report.
Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
The objectives of this program, funded under Title I of the 1965 ESEA, were as follows: (1) to raise the achievement levels in reading for children in the special schools who were retarded in reading two or more years. Each of the 28 special schools selected a target group of children for whom intensive remediation was provided; (2) to develop cognition on the part of seriously mentally ill children in treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals. Two tests of cognitive ability were developed jointly by the evaluation team and the school staff; (3) to provide intensive guidance, psychological, and social work service to day school children and their parents in order to provide diagnosis and prescription of learning disabilities; (4) to motivate absentee pupils to return to school and maintain regular attendance; and, (5) to institute a training program for teachers and educational assistants by the assignment of teachers trainers and to develop and train teachers and paraprofessionals as well as to adapt and implement the curriculum. The special schools varied so much in physical plant and facilities, nature of services offered, and types of problems of children enrolled that few generalizations apply to all. The program was held from September 11, 1972 until June 29, 1973, at 25 educational facilities located at 28 sites. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Dropout Programs, Educational Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbances, Handicapped Children, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Remedial Programs, Social Adjustment
Teaching and Learning Research Corp., 91-31 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, New York 11373 (Price not quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
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