ERIC Number: ED160070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Telecommunications for the Severely Handicapped. Final Report.
Tawney, James W.
The project described was designed to develop prototype electronically controlled learning environments in home settings, in order to provide instruction for persons with assumed severe developmental retardation and attendant multiple handicaps. The first of nine sections in this report contains the justification for the project, abstracted critical components of the request for proposals, and a list of the major objectives proposed for the project. Specific steps and major events are listed in chronological order in Section 2. Sections 3, 4, and 5 report the procedures and outcomes of system development, child referral and family demographic information, and instructional home intervention. Contributed services from the University of Kentucky Center for the Handicapped are described in Section 6, child performance profiles are listed in Section 7, costs estimates for a prototype system are provided in Section 8, and a summary and recommendations are presented in Section 9. Appendices include a discussion of the rationale for the development of telecommunications technologies and descriptions of five prototype systems; a chart summarizing the major activities associated with technological development and their attendant problems; and a telecommunications operations manual. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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