ERIC Number: ED189810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The School Social Worker and the Handicapped Child: Making P.L. 94-142 Work.
Constable, Robert, Ed.; Tiefenthal, Marguerite, Ed.
The booklet discusses the school social worker and the handicapped child, with special reference to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142). A brief overall description of P.L. 94-142 and its effect on school social work practice is provided. The theme of the relation of school social work practice and P.L. 94-142 is developed and continued throughout the booklet in specific, topical chapters on aspects of the school social worker's role and its relation to the law. Aspects covered include decision making and design for delivery of services: the individualized education program (IEP); referral, evaluation, placement; multidisciplinary teams; working directly with parents; parents' expectations of social workers; the least restrictive environment; and resource acquisition and community coordination. Whenever possible, the exact wording of the law is used and cited for easy reference. Sample IEP forms and a flow chart illustrating the identification of high risk students are appended. (DLS)
Descriptors: Community Coordination, Counselor Role, Decision Making, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Individualized Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mainstreaming, Parent Attitudes, Resources, School Counseling, School Social Workers, Social Workers, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Illinois Regional Resource Center, Northern Illinois University, Dept. of Learning and Development, Graham Hall 243, DeKalb, IL 60115
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Regional Resource Center, De Kalb.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act