ERIC Number: ED107069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Administrators' Guide to Public School Programs for Handicapped Children.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
The South Carolina State Department of Education has prepared the guidebook to assist local school administrators in establishing public school programs for handicapped children. Information is provided on state laws; the role of consultants; the professional staff in the Office of Programs for the Handicapped; responsibilities of school personnel and the district coordinator; the identification and the incidence of handicapping conditions; evaluation, placement, dismissal, and reevaluation procedures; the appropriateness of programs using self-contained classes, resource rooms, or itinerant teachers; and forms for state reimbursement of special education teachers and for submitting data on special units. Discussed are definitions of nine handicapping conditions, eligibility criteria for special programs, types of programs recommended, facilities, equipment and materials, procedures for establishing and operating a program and supportive services. The state's Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and federal programs are explained. Guidelines and forms are given relating to such programs as homebound instruction, classroom-to-home video or audio service, and instructional services for handicapped pupils by public school districts in other facilities. Additional data are presented concerning such matters as the certification of teachers of the handicapped, teacher training programs, and other publications by the Office of Programs for the Handicapped. (GW)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina