ERIC Number: ED105687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Programs.
Washoe County School District, Reno, NV.
Intended as a guide for school administrators, teachers, parents, and physicians interested in the education of the exceptional child, the manual lists and briefly outlines services available to handicapped and academically talented students in the Washoe County (Nevada) Schools. Among the topics covered are the philosophy of special education; areas and incidence of exceptionality; definitions of handicapped children and criteria used in determining eligibility in terms of physical differences (such as impaired vision or speech), educational handicaps (such as learning disabilities), and intellectual differences (such as mental retardation); identification, referral, placement, and followup; and the role of special education within the total educational program. Described in terms of standards for staff members and students and instructional provisions are programs for the deaf and hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted, physically handicapped, home and hospital instruction, speech correction, educable and trainable mentally handicapped, emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, and academically talented. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washoe County School District, Reno, NV.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada