ERIC Number: ED123323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Manual of Directions for the Special Needs Assessment Program [SNAP].
Academic Affairs Conference of Midwestern Universities.
The Special Needs Assessment Program (SNAP) is designed to help teachers, parents, and children focus attention on individual pupils as human beings who need help in handling a variety of problems. The project's main intents are to help faculty in identifying critical needs and concerns of pupils and to encourage the building of instructional programs that are responsive to these needs and concerns. The procedures for initiating the program are simple and tend to be effective due to a grass roots approach and high teacher involvement. The assessment program includes four phases: diagnosis, prescription, implementation, and evaluation. Through the use of a survey instrument, the handicapping problems of pupils are first identified, then involved faculty members think through possible ways of helping pupils who have the most numerous and serious problems. Evaluation consists of assessing individual progress rather than in measuring behavior according to some imaginary norm. One of the appealing features of this program is that features of this program is that teachers develop and devise their own strategies and ideas for alleviating student problems. A series of items that teachers find successful are listed. The point to be stressed about the use of the data collected is that individual teachers can do as little or as much as they desire depending on their energy, their perception of students' needs, and peer encouragement. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Childhood Needs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Individual Needs, Instructional Materials, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Guides, Psychological Needs, Special Programs, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Academic Affairs Conference of Midwestern Universities.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois