ERIC Number: ED136480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Summer Program for Reading and Mathematics for Handicapped Pupils in Special Education Classes (DSEPPS) (Severely Emotionally Handicapped, Hearing Impaired, Multiply Handicapped, Pre-Placement) Summer 1975. Evaluation Report.
Chorost, Sherwood B.
Presented is an evaluation of a summer program which consisted of individualized and small group instruction in reading and arithmetic, recreational activities, and field trips designed to promote academic and socialization skills for 506 handicapped children. The program is noted to have had four components: severely emotionally handicapped, hearing handicapped, multiply handicapped, and preplacement (multiple learning disordered). Among findings and conclusions discussed are that at least 93% of the children met at least one instructional objective; that the children received outstanding instructional experiences; and that the exemplary program performance is based, in large part, upon the system of setting concrete instructional goals for each child (criterion referenced testing). Also identified as contributory to the program's success were excellent staff skills which provided enthusiastic learning environments, and the concept of breaking the instructional day into academic and recreational segments. Appended materials include descriptions of the criterion referenced tests used and results in tabular form. (IM)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Criterion Referenced Tests, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Field Trips, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Individualized Instruction, Multiple Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Difficulty, Recreational Activities, Socialization, Special Classes, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.