ERIC Number: ED390219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-14
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness Pilot Project. Final Report.
This final report describes a pilot project, "Quality Service Provision for Infants and Young Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Mechanism for State Intervention Teams," developed and implemented at the University of Southern Mississippi. The project developed a model of an intervention team that provides intensive training and technical assistance to local service providers throughout Mississippi. Project objectives and activities focused on three major goals: (1) validation of model components critical to development and implementation of early intervention teams; (2) validation of strategies to facilitate the acquisition and generalization of necessary competencies by families and service providers; and (3) validation of strategies for facilitating interactions between toddlers and young children with deaf-blindness and other children in natural settings. Project impact included an increased number of early intervention service providers with necessary skills to serve deaf-blind young children, increased access to inclusive education services for toddlers and preschool children, development of a preschool transition plan, implementation of the plan through a statewide Interagency Coordinating Council, and development of training materials. Sections of the report provide information on the project's purpose, goals, and objectives; conceptual framework; accomplishments; problems and solutions; evaluation findings; and impact. Appended are a transition module and a transition information flyer. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Parent Education, Pilot Projects, Program Development, State Programs, Team Training, Teamwork, Technical Assistance, Toddlers, Transitional Programs, Young Children
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: Appendix A has been separately analyzed, see EC 304 485. For final report of main project, see EC 304 478.