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A Survey on the Actual States of Therapeutic Support Activities in Inclusive Educational Environments

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2011, 12(4), pp.211-234
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

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1건양대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was designed in order to survey the actual states of therapeutic support activities in inclusive educational environment and to make plans improve therapeutic support activities. For the purpose, we random sampled special education teachers take charge for special class, and conducted a questionnaire survey. In the result of analyzing the operation and needs of special classes centering on factors related to the curriculum of national level, most of the special classes were executing therapeutic support activities two hours a week. And in results of surveying the special education teachers’ take charge for special classneeds, many special education teachers wanted that therapeutic support activities would be included in the curriculum. preferred activity was speech therapy. With regard to the qualification of persons charge of therapeutic support activities, they thought that therapist teachers with subspecialty are most qualified. This study analyzed the actual state and needs of therapeutic support activities, and the results had implication as follows. First, in revising the special school curriculum in the futher, we need to discuss how to include therapeutic support activities in the curriculum of national level. Second, the school therapeutic support activity model shared roles with community institutes so that schools perform counselling/consultation for therapeutic support activities and special institutes execute therapeutic support. Fourth, for persons in charge of therapeutic support activities, it is necessary to educate therapist teachers with subspecialty and to establish national school therapist system.

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