ERIC Number: ED302978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
The Georgia Psychoeducational Network Research Consortium. Final Report.
Swan, William W.; And Others
This final report describes a one-year research project on the characteristics of seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) and severely behaviorally disordered (SBD) students served by the Georgia Psychoeducational Program Network during 1984-1985 (n=5,008) and 1985-1986 (n=4,226), as well as characteristics of the 24 programs which served them. Questionnaire data indicated that a student in the program was more likely to be male than female, lived with either one or two parents, and was 9 years old or younger and in the third grade or below at program entry. Students were most likely to be referred from a public school special education class and returned to the same type of placement when exiting the program. A second, in-depth questionnaire focused on characteristics of 344 randomly selected students. Data on the educational background and professional experience of classroom, clinical, and administrative personnel were also collected and reported. A cost study examined Network funding sources, determined the cost per student served, and calculated alternative treatment costs, concluding that Network services were provided at less than one-sixth the cost of alternative service delivery models. Recommendations for further research conclude the report. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Research Projects Branch.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Educational Administration.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Note: State support was provided by the Georgia Psychoeducational Program Network and Program for Exceptional Children.