ERIC Number: ED210861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Triple T Texas Infant Consortium. Followup Study.
Macy, Daniel J.; Carter, Jamie L.
Sixteen Texas projects for handicapped infants participated in a study to determine followup service placement of project graduates and cost of early intervention. Analysis of completed survey forms indicated that an overall success rate for finding children after graduation from a project was 81% of the total attempted. For more than three-fourth of the graduates, followup took place within 3 years after leaving the project. Data is presented on sex, ethnicity, functional impairment, and primary handicap. Seventy-seven percent of the graduates followed were attending a public school, while only 4% were in a residential program, despite a relatively high percentage (approximately 20%) of students rated as severely impaired at program exit. No relationship of consequence was found between place of service and type of agency sponsoring the project or between place of service and primary handicap of the child. Analysis of cost information was based on figures for salaries and consultant fees and revealed an average personnel cost per child per year of $2,147. Wide extremes in cost per child and in personnel resources expended per child were found among the projects. (CL)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Disabilities, Expenditure per Student, Followup Studies, Infants, Personnel, Program Costs, Student Placement
Triple T Consortium, Lubbock ISD, 1628 19th St., Lubbock, TX 79401 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education.; Triple T Infant Consortium, Texas.
Authoring Institution: Macy Research Associates, Dallas, TX.