ERIC Number: ED115025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Screening and Identification Procedures in the Child Service Demonstration Programs. Final Report.
McGrady, Harold J.; Anderson, Carolyn S.
Described and analyzed are procedures used in 38 Child Service Demonstration Projects throughout the U.S. for screening and identifying learning disabled children (LD). It is emphasized that the purpose of the project was to report viable alternatives for screening and identifying LD children rather than to recommend one particular model or screening test as the best. Information given on each of the 38 projects includes the delivery system for intervention (such as an LD resource room), the initial entry system utilized (such as teacher referral), and the personnel involved in decision-making (such as parents and psychologists). Flow charts provided depict the information gathering, information transmittal, decision-making and administrative procedures used in determining a child's eligibility for LD intervention. Among findings reported are: that the resource room is the most prevalent delivery system for LD children in public schools; that almost 80 percent of the projects use teacher referrals to identify potential LD children; and that emotional disturbance is the condition most likely to be specifically invoked as an exclusion criterion. Appended is the interview form used to gather data on projects. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Special Education.