ERIC Number: ED228789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Alliances in Advocacy for Disabled Children and Youth.
Del Polito, Carolyn M.; And Others
A resource manual for the allied health professional who works with disabled children and youth is presented. Each of the manual's six units states objectives for the allied health student and provides resource materials and publications, and a bibliography. Unit 1 on Public Law 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), also provides information on provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and parents' rights. Unit 2, concerning roles and responsibilities of allied health professionals considers the family's response to chronic childhood disability, the media's portrayal of the handicapped, mainstreaming, and the functions of various professionals. Unit 3, on identifying of children and youth with handicapping conditions, covers: the characteristics, classification, and remediation of various disabilities; normal early childhood development; diagnostic criteria for Head Start referrals; observational checklists; and developmental screening and child assessment. Unit 4, which covers communication strategies for effective delivery of service, includes 10 case studies and information on listening skills and communicating with disabled persons (e.g., the hearing impaired). Unit 5, on networking strategies for information exchange and referral, provides lists of national, regional, and state organizations concerned with the handicapped, as well as a discussion of the referral process. Unit 6, concerning advocacy, addresses the role of professionals and parents, change strategies, and advocacy and the federal budget process. (SEW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Society of Allied Health Professions, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act