ERIC Number: ED390228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-22
Reference Count: N/A
The Tennessee Outreach Project for Children and Youth Experiencing Dual Sensory Impairments (Project TREDS). Final Report.
Fisher, Joseph; And Others
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Tennessee Outreach Project for Children and Youth Experiencing Dual Sensory Impairments. The project was designed to improve the capacity of state, regional, and local educational services in meeting the needs of learners with deaf-blindness and their families. Major goals were to improve the accuracy of identification of infants and toddlers with deaf-blindness and to improve the educational outcomes for learners with deaf-blindness from birth through age 21 by equipping professionals and parents with needed knowledge and skills. The project used a regional consultant technical assistance model to conduct project activities. Technical assistance was based on needs assessment findings, and data were collected to assess project outcomes. Major project accomplishments included increasing the census of individuals with deaf-blindness from 32 to 168; developing products including a brochure, newsletter, resource library, and needs survey; conducting workshops and state-wide presentations; and providing on-site consultation services. Much of the report consists of appendices which include the teacher needs survey; detailed listings of workshops, presentations, and consultation events; information dissemination and referral efforts; resource library holdings; and sample workshop evaluation results. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Consultation Programs, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, State Programs, Technical Assistance, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Special Education.