ERIC Number: ED101499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Drugs and the Handicapped Child.
Weiner, Ken, Ed.
Reported are proceedings of a conference on drugs and the handicapped child. Provided is the transcript of discussions which centered on the use of legal (prescribed for medical and educational reasons) as well as illegal drugs. Considered are the following major topics: an overview of drug problems in the United States and of drug education in the Rochester (New York) schools; medical aspects and utilization of drugs for learning disabled and hyperactive children; a legal officer/counselor's view of drug utilization and drug abuse; a human development approach to drug education; counseling services at a community center serving high school drug users; methods and materials used in Rochester (New York) drug education classes; instructional methods and resource materials for drug education; values clarification and drug use; educational techniques in drug abuse education; and the peer group approach to drug education. Given are recommendations for an effective drug education program which stressed a mental health approach, peer interaction, and examination of personal value systems. Also included are a basic bibliography of 18 books on affective education, composite results of pre- and posttests by conference participants, and composite evaluation results indicating that most conference participants felt that proceedings were valuable. (LH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau for Physically Handicapped Children.; Rochester City School District, NY. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: Proceedings from Special Studies Institute, Rochester, New York