ERIC Number: ED390213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-14
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness. Final Report.
This final report describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of the "Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness Program" at the University of Southern Mississippi, a 3-year program authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The project was established to provide direct services and technical assistance to all Mississippi children who are deaf-blind. Project objectives and activities were directed at three major goals: provision of comprehensive, direct early intervention services for infants and toddlers with deaf blindness and their families; provision of technical assistance in transition planning and vocational training for young adults with deaf-blindness; and provision of technical assistance to public and private agencies and organizations providing services to this population. Major project impacts included: (1) increased numbers of children/youth identified; (2) dramatic increase in families' awareness and involvement; (3) numerous dissemination and cooperative activities; (4) an increase in child/youth receptive and expressive communication skills and interactions; (5) an increase in appropriate, active educational programming; (6) increased parental skills for interactions and programming; and (7) increased job training and placement. The project report includes sections on the project's purpose, goals, and objectives; conceptual framework; accomplishments; problems and solutions; findings; and impact. Appendices include a number of focus flyers, brief information sheets, a training module for transitioning from school to the adult world, and forms documenting technical assistance procedures. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: Appendixes A-B have been separately analyzed, see EC 304 479-483. For a related pilot project report, see EC 304 484-485.