ERIC Number: ED108446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Model Program for Diversely Handicapped Children (Pre-School).
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Described is a model program for developing the educational readiness and self-help skills of severely handicapped kindergarten and preschool children with a wide range of physical, mental, neurological or sensory deficits. It is explained that the program should provide heterogeneous grouping, individualized instruction, door-to-door transportation and parent education. A major program goal is normalizing the child's functioning to facilitate subsequent placement in existing regular or special education classes. Three service delivery levels (optimum, basic and minimal) are discussed in regard to teacher-pupil ratio, physical plant, materials and equipment, and the roles of supporting staff members (including social workers, psychologists, and occupational and physical therapists). Also considered are problems and solutions experienced by staff members at the Variety School for Special Education (Las Vegas) in such areas as ongoing assessment and the provision of direct and supportive services. Appendixes contain a detailed individual program profile for a student with multiple congenital anomalies and sample questions from a parent attitude and behavior inventory. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.