ERIC Number: ED358617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Youth with Severe Behavior Disorders: A Literature Review and Survey Results.
This document presents a literature review on effective educational programs for students with severe behavior disorders. The literature review's scope includes definitions of relevant terminology, statistics on prevalence, descriptions of several conceptual models and how they affect perceptions of the etiology of behavior disorders and thus the focus of programming approaches, and a comparison of the efficacy of day and residential programs. Following the literature review, results are provided of a questionnaire survey of 45 Canadian schools and programs providing educational services for youth with severe behavior disorders. The survey addressed ages of students, gender of students, number of students, population served, day or residential programs, interest in networking, information needs, follow up of school leavers, program philosophy, interventions, assessment of school/program effectiveness, and perceived strengths and limitations of programs. Survey results are provided for Canada as a whole and for Alberta. Conclusions and recommendations are provided. Appendixes contain the questionnaire, sample letters, lists of respondents, and a list of schools and programs that can provide further information upon request. (Contains approximately 100 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Day Programs, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Foreign Countries, Incidence, Intervention, Models, National Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Residential Programs, Severe Disabilities, Special Programs, Special Schools
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada