ERIC Number: ED343297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project CMYC: Catch Me If You Can. Executive Summary.
MACY Research Associates, Wills Point, TX.
The purpose of Project CMYC (Catch Me if You Can) was to develop and test a model for longitudinal study of local (Texas) Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program graduates and their families. The model called for comparison of ECI graduates and families to a group of children with similar disabilities and of comparable age, who had not previously received ECI services. The project identified service placements for 293 children who graduated from an ECI program in 1990 and conducted in-depth personal interviews with a subsample of 76 parents. Teacher ratings of school performance were collected for 59 of these children. An unexpected finding was the small number of children in public school early childhood classes for the disabled who had not received previous ECI service. Findings indicated that 88 percent of ECI graduates were referred to public school early childhood programs and that of this group 10 percent refused services and 3 percent were waiting for services. Half the parents agreed to participate in the study (suggesting the need for more personal contact); parents indicated very positive attitudes about the ECI program and their child's progress; and teachers rated at least 50 percent of the graduates as having age appropriate functional skill on 10 of the 16 rated skills. Details are reported in both narrative and tabular form. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Health, Austin.
Authoring Institution: MACY Research Associates, Wills Point, TX.
Identifiers: Project CMYC TX; Texas