ERIC Number: ED098743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-29
Reference Count: N/A
Service Center for Handicapped Children. Incentive Grant Report: ESEA Title III.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Planning and Development.; Shasta County Superintendent of Schools, Redding, CA.
Reported is a 4-year project which resulted in a model service center for handicapped children, emphasizing the identification of handicapped students (18 months-adult) lacking adequate services; provision of multidisciplinary task force of specialized personnel to diagnose, prescribe, and instruct students, parents, and teachers; assistance to teachers in developing behavior modification and analysis skills; and organization of community service efforts into constructive programs to aid multihandicapped students whose school progress was impeded by diverse physical/medical, social/behavioral, and cognitive/educational factors. The project covered isolated rural areas in six Northern California counties and served Negro, American Indian, and Spanish groups whose members evidenced more than eight handicapping conditions (such as mental retardation, deafness, and physical handicaps). Included in the report is information about staff development, project products, budget, and possibilities for potential adaptation/adoption of the program by other communities. Such issues as parent-community involvement, the nature of the communities served in terms of social isolation, cultural deprivation, attitudes toward cognitive problems, and frequency of migration, and design and implementation of adequate interventions are discussed. The report contains an article which summarizes the project and presents a model for identification, diagnosis, and management of the problem student in the rural school setting. (LH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Behavior Change, Community Role, Community Services, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Diagnosis, Ethnic Groups, Exceptional Child Services, Handicapped Children, Identification, Medical Evaluation, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Role, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Students, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Planning and Development.; Shasta County Superintendent of Schools, Redding, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California