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ERIC Number: ED126636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 21
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Mainstreaming and Its Effects on the Delivery of Services to the Handicapped: The Speech, Language and Hearing Special Educator.
Blanchard, Marjorie; Nober, E. Harris
A survey questionnaire was distributed to 211 speech and hearing clinicians to assess the changes in the special education process resulting from Massachusetts Special Education Law--Chapter 766, which calls for mainstream reform in the form of individually planned educational programs which involve parents in the educational planning process. Information was gathered in the following areas: general demographic variables (such as clinician's work experience, level of training, and changes in current and pre-Chapter 766 caseload population); attitudes comparing the pre-766 and current importance of 35 specific competencies in such skill areas as identification, evaluation, and therapy; changes in types of professional programs and activities in which clinicians are currently involved as compared to pre-766; and changes in clinicians' caseload profile subsequent to implementation of Chapter 766. Among survey results were that speech and hearing clinicians described a wide spectrum of increased services; that caseload profile changes were notable toward the more organic and central nervous system type problems; and that clinicians needed more experience in working with the younger ages. (Tables presenting statistical data are provided.) (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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