ERIC Number: ED113854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The PASS Model Project: Development, Evaluation and Dissemination of a Service Delivery System for Learning Disabilities.
Davis, Earl E.; And Others
Described is the Psychoeducational Agency/School System (PASS) Model Project which is providing full or partial services to approximately 152 learning disabled (LD) elementary school children. It is explained that the project involves planning, implementing, and evaluating a replicable delivery system of resource and special class services relating to children and their families, psychoeducational personnel, and research and development. Described are project objectives including revising the referral and assessment process within the school system, improving the self concepts of the PASS children, developing staff professionals to serve as better behavioral change agents, and offering a fully developed and evaluated model approach to LD applicable in a wide variety of communities. The project is seen to utilize the facilities of a community-oriented psychoeducational agency, a school system using diagnostic and prescriptive methods, and a coordination mechanism linking the two systems. Initial data are provided showing that LD children in the project perform lower in verbal than performance skills, function intellectually somewhat lower than the norm, possess a relatively normal self concept, and perform significantly higher in math than in reading. Also noted is a replication and dissemination strategy involving the production of educational products for administrators, psychoeducational personnel, and parents. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, Psychoeducational Methods, Special Classes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.