ERIC Number: ED221967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Program Guidelines and Recommendations: Early Childhood Education for the Handicapped.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Guidelines are presented to help school districts plan and implement effective education programs for preschool handicapped children. It is explained that the document was developed from the experiences of special education staff of the Texas Education Agency and early childhood consultants, and that the guidelines and recommendations are not designed as rules for program compliance. Topics covered include (sample subtopics in parentheses): eligibility; administrative management (administrator role, staff certification); personnel (attitudes and competencies); personnel development (transdisciplinary approach); procedural safeguards (district policies); child identification (public awareness activities); individual assessment (district wide screening programs); individual educational plan (IEP) development (components of the IEP); educational program placement (combination of instructional options); individualized instruction; related services (eligibility); and IEP review (procedures for 3-month and 3-year reviews). Additional topics include curriculum, building facilities, materials and equipment, parent involvement, service coordination, and program evaluation. (CL)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Building Design, Disabilities, Due Process, Equipment, Handicap Identification, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Parent Participation, Personnel, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Special Education, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Texas Education Agency, Publications Distribution Office, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.