ERIC Number: ED332385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Charlotte Circle Project 1985-1988. Final Report.
Rose, Terry L.; Calhoun, Mary Lynne
The final report describes the Charlotte Circle Project, an early intervention demonstration project operated from 1985-1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The report examines the project's model, the participating children and families, and evaluative findings regarding its implementation, outcome, and impact. The project served 25 children with a mean age of 18.9 months. All children exhibited severe disabilities. Project outcome data indicated significant gains of almost double the expected developmental rate for Project students including gains in specific skills, gains in developmental age, and gains in developmental quotient. In addition, 56% of the children exiting the project enrolled in more normalized (less restrictive) educational placements. The outcomes also support the center-based approach of the Project and the social reciprocity model emphasizing parent child interactions. Results suggest that the net savings to society may be as much as $138,000 per child when such severely handicapped children are subsequently able to be placed in less restrictive educational settings. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers: North Carolina (Charlotte)
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