ERIC Number: ED245489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Summer Camp Model for Maintenance of Academic and Behavioral Attainment for Severely Behaviorally Handicapped Children.
Epstein, Philip B.
A summer day camp program was offered to 32 students (grades 2-6) enrolled at the Transitional School (Ohio), a school for severely behaviorally handicapped students. The program was designed to maintain the positive effects of the school intervention during the summer months. Camp staff included six learning disability/behavior disorder certified teachers who served as camp counselors. The 5-week camp program involved academics, behavior management, recreational activities, and field trips. Campers were chosen for participation in the program on the basis of the level of functioning they had achieved by the end of the regular school year and/or on the basis of a home environment that was known to be abusive or seriously neglectful. The Centennial School Behavior Checklist was used to determine the program's effectiveness. Data indicated that following the camp experience students maintained their high level of functioning, at least behaviorally. However, noncampers (those who were not chosen for the camping program because they either came from stable home environments or had achieved lower functional levels) also maintained their statuses. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).