ERIC Number: ED297531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Systems of Transitions to the Least Restrictive Environment for Persons Serving Learners with Severe Handicaps.
Buschner, Patti C.; Shuck, Terri H.
The federally funded project is intended to aid inservice training specific to the skills and needs of severely handicapped children and youth. Project goals include: development, implementation, and evaluation of training procedures and materials to change the attitude and knowledge of persons responsible for the education of learners with severe handicaps; and development, implementation, demonstration and evaluation of inservice training methods, procedures and planning systems of transitions for severely handicapped and deaf blind learners. Three model outreach sites in Mississippi serve as demonstration and dissemination sites. Major expected project outcomes include: (1) the acquisition/improvement of teacher effectiveness and implementation of quality educational services for severely handicapped learners; (2) the acquisition/improvement of teacher effectiveness for this population; (3) demonstration that the learners gained in functional skills as a result of project activities. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Univ. Affiliated Program.; University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Dept. of Special Education.; Mississippi Children's Rehabilitation Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (14th, Chicago, IL, October 29-30, 1987).