ERIC Number: ED417498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Network.
La Grange Area Dept. of Special Education, IL.
This report describes and evaluates the La Grange (Illinois) Area Department of Special Education (LADSE) network for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). It also presents a curriculum guide for applying the wraparound approach in schools. The LADSE EBD network is based on three levels of support: special classroom, supported inclusion, and prevention. Descriptive material covers the roles of LADSE EBD network staff and the characteristics, goals, guiding principles, and program quality indicators of each of the three levels of service. Also included are a listing of challenges identified by classroom teachers, strategies for teachers, a student case study, and a list of examples of services. The curriculum guide first explains the concept of wraparound planning, identifies life domain areas for planning, and focuses on strategies for school-based wraparound planning. Eight steps for school-based individualized planning are detailed. Information is also provided on school-based child and family teams, identification of key players for an individual student, the student strength assessment, teacher parent alliance building, crisis planning, and the planning meeting. The report's final section presents evaluation findings of the EBD partnership initiatives for 1994-95. Findings indicate decreased out-of-home placements, less restrictive placements, and positive teacher, parent, and student perceptions. (Contains 44 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Programs, Long Range Planning, Parent School Relationship, Prevention, Regional Programs, Special Classes, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Grange Area Dept. of Special Education, IL.