ERIC Number: ED229991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Cost-Effective/Program-Effective Special Education Program Delivery.
Douglas, Linda D.; Lynch, Linda L.
The report describes an attempt to develop a cost-effective/program-effective service delivery model for providing special education to mildly handicapped students in Bellevue, Washington. Objectives include: needs assessment; analysis of delivery system options and fiscal resources; and establishment of delivery system priorities, evaluative criteria, and implementation plan. Analysis of student needs was guided by a model oriented to the least restrictive environment and a continuum of 12 service delivery types. Among findings reported are that teachers indicated that approximately one-third of the types of service delivery options needed were those generally described as occurring in the mainstream, and that mildly handicapping conditions accounted for 88 percent of the sample. (Data are also presented on needed services by handicapping conditions, percentage of time needed per delivery service type by handicapping condition, and staff allocation.) Two pilot projects designed to provide less restrictive settings are described, with information on proposed evaluation strategies for each. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).