ERIC Number: ED390224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Deaf-Blind Project. Final Report, 1992-1995. State and Multi-State Projects for Children with Deaf-Blindness.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Georgia Deaf-Blind Project, a 3-year federally supported project encompassing 159 counties and providing technical assistance to 237 infants, children, and youth with deaf-blindness along with their families and their service providers. Project accomplishments included: (1) more accurate identification of children with deaf-blindness; (2) in-home technical assistance by Parent Advisors, averaging 3 to 4 times a month for each family with a young deaf-blind child; (3) in-home technical assistance by Therapy Advisors, averaging twice a month; (4) on-site consultation to schools and family homes; (5) multiple training activities (including weekend retreats, summer institutes, family weekends, advisor training sessions, and university methods courses); (6) smoother transition for students with deaf-blindness; (7) assistance in integration efforts; (8) creation of a network of services throughout the state; and (9) dissemination of information and materials. Evaluation data showed increased knowledge by trainees, implementation of recommendations, participant satisfaction with technical assistance and training activities, and positive child changes. Sections of the report describe the project's purpose, goals, and objectives; conceptual framework; accomplishments and outcomes; problems and resolutions; evaluation findings; and impact. Most of the document consists of supporting data, such as a list of agencies with which the project coordinated activities, training data for parent and therapy advisors, parent evaluation data, a technical assistance report, workshop descriptions, a college course syllabus, demonstration site data, project letters and flyers, a loaner library list, and a consultant's project evaluation report. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Consultation Programs, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Home Programs, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Inservice Education, Parent Education, Preschool Education, State Programs, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.