ERIC Number: ED122514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Remediation of Autism and Environmental Disorders.
Hurd, D.S.; Nicholson, James L.
Described is a project involving 37 severely emotionally disturbed, behavior disordered, or autistic children (4-16 years old) which focused on the provision of short term, intensive special educational class placement for children who otherwise would have been extruded from regular school programs into hospital or residential (psychiatric) school settings. Program areas covered by the report include goals and objectives, behavioral objectives, academic emphasis, reinforcement schema, population characteristics, and cognitive orientation. Cited are findings which indicate that the project's original purpose (to prevent extrusion of children from their homes and communities) can be achieved with a cost effective model that succeeds in the management of children with severe emotional or behavioral disorders, sometimes complicated by other handicaps. Also provided are the case history of a child included in the project, appended material on Ss test results, and sample data collection sheets. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Institutionalized Persons, Normalization (Handicapped), Prevention, Program Descriptions, Special Education, Student Placement
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III