ERIC Number: ED115696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Centers for Multiple Handicapped Children 1972-1975.
The Classroom Centers for Multiple Handicapped Children were designed to provide profoundly retarded children with instructional programs meeting individual needs. In addition to the educational and training components of the program, speech and physical therapy services were also included. Seven classroom centers served approximately 56 children in 7 schools. Results from classroom observations, together with teacher and physical and occupational therapists' ratings found that students showed improvement in the following areas: Self-care, perceptual and motor development, self identification, language development and socialization. Parental participation and inservice training components of the project were of limited success due to a lack of direction and coordination of activities in these areas. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement, Behavior Rating Scales, Classroom Observation Techniques, Handicapped Children, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Programs, Language Acquisition, Mental Retardation, Motor Development, Multiple Disabilities, Occupational Therapists, Parent Participation, Physical Therapists, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Self Care Skills, Special Classes, Speech Therapy, Student Needs, Summer Programs, Therapists
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)