ERIC Number: ED352758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Program Guidelines for Individuals Who Are Severely Orthopedically Impaired.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
These guidelines are intended to provide a resource to use in assessing, planning, providing, evaluating, and improving the quality of programs for California pupils with severe orthopedic impairments. The first three chapters present characteristic elements of a well-designed program in the areas of: (1) identification and assessment, (2) the Individualized Education Program, and (3) unique program needs. Chapter 4 emphasizes that decisions for placing pupils with severe orthopedic impairments in an educational program should be based on the educational needs of pupils rather than on their handicapping condition. The supporting role of the special education teacher is stressed. Chapter 5 specifies staff competencies of the site administrator, special education staff, related services staff, and support service staff. Chapter 6 examines other special considerations such as monitoring medications, implementing emergency procedures, coordinating services among agencies, and making facilities accessible. Seven appendixes include program evaluation guidelines, forms related to least restrictive environment requirements, examples for modifying regular education programs, selected legal requirements, procedures and guidelines for health care, resources for technical assistance, and a directive to special educators concerning intelligence testingn of black pupils. A glossary completes the guide. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrator Role, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Placement, Teacher Role
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($6, California residents add sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: California