ERIC Number: ED107070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
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Five Years of Special Education and Psychiatry in Suburbia: A Review, Survey, and Critique.
Meyerhoff, Gerald; Salierno, Carmine A.
Journal of The Medical Society of New Jersey, v72 n2 p129-34 February 1975
The authors discuss the origin of special education services, especially psychological services, in the public schools of New Jersey and their implementation in Region III of Bergen County. The roles and methods of the special education coordinator and consultant psychiatrist are explained. The psychiatrist-author reviews 5 years' (1969-73 inclusive) experiences examining and diagnosing 162 referred children (4- to 14-years-old). Data are analyzed to substantiate findings such as the following: that 87 of 162 children manifested organic handicaps, that psychiatric illness was diagnosed in all but two cases, that schizophrenia was found in seven children, and that medication was considered advisable in 88 of 162 cases. Problems besetting special educators and consulting psychiatrists are said to involve reluctance to establish special classes and the rigidity of current classificatory systems for handicapped children. (GW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey