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ERIC Number: ED420144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 162
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A Service Delivery Model for Students with Special Needs in the Catholic Elementary School System. (Guidelines for Designing and Implementing a Support System for Students with Special Needs).
Ramirez, Kathleen Marie
This manual presents a model, currently implemented in Oakland, California, for designing and carrying out a program to provide special services to students with special needs within general education classrooms in Catholic elementary schools. It notes that no formalized support system currently exists within Catholic schools for students with special needs. The model outlined includes three components: (1) Diocesan wide organizational structure (the Special Needs Council); (2) staff development; and (3) local school site-based programs. Following an introduction, the first section explains the Diocesan-wide organizational structure, especially the functions of the Special Needs Council, the student study team process, and suggested levels of response at the local school site. The following section focuses on staff development as conducted in Oakland. This manual also includes handouts used at inservice training over a two-year period on such topics as: identification of students with special needs, classroom accommodations and modifications, attention deficit disorder, language acquisition, communicating with parents, understanding the public school referral process, and managing stressful changes. The final section focuses on the local school site-based program and explains the student study team model, responsibilities of the special needs coordinator, and the inservice training on cross-age tutoring. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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