ERIC Number: ED119436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Exceptional Children in Idaho: Special Education Needs Assessment Study.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Documented are the results of a 1974 Idaho needs assessment study of statewide special education services for exceptional children which involved 22,020 school-aged handicapped children. The findings include field research related to (1) prevalence of exceptional children in Idaho school districts and communities; (2) services presently available, including Child Find, and services for which need is indicated to meet state legislated mandates; (3) manpower available and adequacy of potential training resources; (4) consumer satisfaction with present services for exceptional children and possible satisfaction with new alternatives; (5) present and alternative finding patterns for special services and educational programs; and (6) identification of legislative considerations necessary to implement training, programing, and finance patterns. It is noted that the needs assessment format applied to Idaho's special education services has replication potential for other states. Emphasized are cause-effect factors operating statewide which will influence planning toward full services for all exceptional children. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho