ERIC Number: ED171090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Wyoming Infant Stimulation Program--Go WISP, Young Baby, Go WISP.
Jelinek, Janis A.; Flamboe, Thomas C.
The Wyoming Infant Stimulation Program (WISP) provides a comprehensive preschool program utilizing both center-based and home-based intervention for handicapped preschool children (age 0-3 years) and their families in rural Wyoming. A developmental-prescriptive model is used and the curriculum objective is that each child will progress according to his/her own individual educational plan (IEP) in the developmental areas of social-emotional, gross motor, fine motor, adaptive reasoning, receptive and expressive language, and self care skills. After screening and diagnosis the IEP for each child is determined and a home-based (with caregiver as primary teacher) or classroom program is chosen according to age of the child (0-18 months at home, 18-36 months in the classroom). Program effectiveness is assessed formally several times a year. Since the program inception eight other facilities have adopted the WISP model and it appears to work successfully in metropolitan as well as rural areas. A table describing components of the program and a section describing the materials used in the WISP program are appended. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wyoming Infant Stimulation Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session TH-21)