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ERIC Number: ED098763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Pilot Educational Program for Mentally Disordered Minors 1972-1973: End of the Budget Period Report; E. S. E. A. Title III.
Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
The report describes a 3-year, ongoing pilot project designed to devise a remedial educational program for 10 autistic elementary school children (5- to 12-years-old) that would prepare some students for subsequent entry into regular or special education public school classes. Described is a typical daily schedule emphasizing individual intervention in the areas of language and small muscle development, movement exploration, development of social skills, literature, and speech therapy. Normative and criterion testing to measure changes in pupil functioning and behavior is explained, with gains reported in intelligence, social functioning, and behavioral characteristics. Project objectives which were met are cited, such as the entry of 20 percent of the pupils into public school classes and the enrollment of an additional 20 percent in transition programs. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III