ERIC Number: ED112570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Portage Project: A Comparison of a Home-Visit Program for Multiply Handicapped Preschoolers and Head Start Program.
Evaluated was the effectiveness of the Portage Home Visit (PHV) Parent Involvement Program in improving the IQ's, and motor, language, adaptive and personal-social developmental skills of 36 multiply handicapped developmentally delayed preschoolers in rural Wisconsin during 36 consecutive weekly sessions. Home trainers provided parents with technical assistance, an instructional model that included a prescriptive precision teaching approach using positive reinforcement, and information on how to record the children's performance in regard to the prescribed activities. Analysis of pre- and post-test data indicated that Ss showed significant gains in IQ, adaptive behavior, language development and personal-social skills, but that the PHV program was not effective in enhancing their motor coordination skills (due perhaps to the severity of Ss' physical deficits). (LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Handicapped Children and Youth.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin