ERIC Number: ED176438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Programming for Emotionally Disabled and Chronically Disruptive Pupils.
Smith, Carl R.
Iowa Perspective, p1-8 Apr 1978
The paper focuses on trends in the areas of emotional disabilities (ED) related to identification, programming considerations, and general delivery issues. An increase in the number of children identified as ED has affected the need for more programs and personnel for this group and on public awareness of the disability. Other trends are the use of observation as a means of identification and the use of educational rather than medical or psychiatric terminology. Six programming considerations are discussed including the mandated Individualized Educational Program (IEP), an increasing awareness of the importance of education in the lives of children, the mandated need for accountability, a growing uniformity in program evaluation, mainstreaming, and more intensive and extensive training of teachers. General delivery issues are explored in the following areas: parental and home involvement, the need to advocate for a continuum of program options, the severity of children handled in school settings, and changes in institutional programs. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.