Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 17–26 | Cite as

Special classroom placements for EMR children: Guidelines for community mental health personnel

  • Valerie S. Smead
  • Theodore M. Goetz


Community mental health personnel have become increasingly involved in public school interventions for mildly retarded children. Previous research, legal findings, and ethical principles regarding the most common intervention, special class placement, are reviewed. Advantages and disadvantages of special placement are presented. Finally, a process model is proposed as offering guidelines to the mental health professional who is involved in establishing treatment programs for EMR children in the publich school.


Public Health Mental Health Health Professional Treatment Program Health Psychology 
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© Human Sciences Press 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valerie S. Smead
    • 1
  • Theodore M. Goetz
    • 2
  1. 1.the Human Development Center
  2. 2.Northeast Georgia Community Mental Health CenterAthens

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