ERIC Number: ED108421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Disorders Program Design.
Seely, Trudy; And Others
Described is a Georgia county school system's program which began in 1972 for behaviorally disordered children (kindergarten through high school). Opening chapters include a rationale for the program, a definition of behavior disorders, and a list of program objectives such as identifying children with behavior disorders and assisting them to function within the mainstream of the public school population. Outlined are the roles of persons involved in the program (such as the program coordinator) and the steps in the student help process (from referral to placement). A discussion of the resource room approach used in the elementary and middle schools focuses on a rationale, room description, and specifics of scheduling and programming. An explanation of the high school program includes lists of goals (such as crisis intervention), of program alternatives (such as group counseling), and of planned program changes. Program and student evaluation methods and parent education programs (such as a family enrichment program) are described. Considered are the types of in-service training sessions, and services provided severely emotionally disturbed children by the Psycho-Educational Center. Appendixes include a glossary, referral and evaluation forms, 27 materials useful for a behavioral disorders resource room, and a bibliography on behavior disorders and related areas. (LS)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Instructional Materials, Mainstreaming, Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Records (Forms), Resource Centers, School Districts, Secondary Education, Staff Role, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Douglas County School System, Douglasville, GA.