ERIC Number: ED324901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Categorized as Other Health Impaired, Statistical Almanac, Volume 9. The National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students.
Valdes, Kathryn A.; And Others
This volume of the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students (NLTS) offers statistical data relating to 475 students (ages 13-21) with health impairments, defined to include youth having limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems that adversely affect education performance (includes autistic youth). The study design involved a survey of parents/guardians, examination of school records, and a survey of school programs. Forty-three tables present data on: youths' individual and household characteristics (demographic characteristics, self-care skills, functional skills, assistive devices, parental expectations for futures of youth); characteristics of students' school and educational programs (enrollment, staffing, policies, coordination, transition planning, educational placements, course- taking); programs available (vocational education, vocational assessment/counseling, work adjustment training); services received (vocational services, counseling, occupational therapy, tutors, readers, interpreters, speech/language therapy, physical assistance, transportation assistance); and youth outcomes (educational achievements, school completion, independence, social experiences, postsecondary education, employment.) The tables present data by type of community, gender, age, school status, household income, ethnicity, and head of household education. The volume also outlines the purposes of the study and the research methodology. Appendices provide information on interpreting variables and present data tables relating to specific subgroups. Includes two references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Autism, Chronic Illness, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Enrollment, Family Characteristics, Human Services, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Secondary Education, Special Health Problems, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation
SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493 ($24.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 232 627-636.