ERIC Number: ED114237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Telepac Project: A Service Delivery Model for the Severely Handicapped in Rural Areas.
Hofmeister, Alan M.; Atkinson, Charles A.
The Utah State University (USU) "Telepac Project" is a service delivery model for homebound handicapped children living in rural areas. Designed to effectively utilize limited numbers of professional personnel, Telepac makes use of: (1) telecommunications technology; (2) parents as a basic treatment resource; and (3) the technology of instructional packaging. Telepac's central component is the Homebound Handicapped Resource Center (HHRC) which includes: (1) a parent resource library; (2) a curriculum resource unit; (3) a multimedia collection; and (4) a telecommunications system. As the source of administration and instruction, HHRC services the home, a local program monitor (LPM), and a local parent group. The curriculum resource unit develops and disseminates "Parent Involvement Packages" which provide for: (1) training of the child in the home; (2) training of the parent; and (3) involvement of LPM. These packages are supplemented by the multimedia collection and the parent resource library. Utilizing standard telephones equipped with intercoms, the telecommunications system provides for interactions between parents, HHRC, the LPM, and consultant services. The LPM is a professional who helps coordinate: (1) identification and screening of potential families; (2) notification and involvement of the parents; and (3) liaison with HHRC. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.