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ERIC Number: ED131655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The 1976 Chapel Hill Study of Services to the Handicapped in Region IV Head Start.
Sanford, Anne R.; And Others
Presented are the findings of the 1976 Chapel Hill Study of the Region IV status of services to Head Start handicapped children. Brief introductory sections cover the roles of various Region IV network components in the provision of comprehensive services to special needs children and the design of the data collection system to investigate the fulfillment of such goals as increased recruitment of handicapped and continued development of the regional network of training. Reported are statistics pertaining to 1975-76 regional goals in the following areas (sample findings are in parentheses): services to handicapped children (there was a 43% increase in enrollment from 1975 to 1976); recruitment (the three most effective recruitment strategies proved to be a door-to-door campaign, newspapers, and radio); screening (there was an increase in the mean number of children screened per agency); professional diagnosis (there was a problem in getting professional diagnoses due primarily to lack of finances); training of personnel (screening and assessment was ranked as top priority for training); collaboration with local and state agencies (there was an increase in resource utilization for training and consultation); and integration of Head Start components (such problems as poor communication and personnel turnover hindered integration of components). Also included are an analysis of the utilization of supplemental funding; annual reports from Region IV state training officers in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; a report of Chapel Hill Project services in such areas as media and material development, training, and conferences; and descriptive testimonials from programs across Region IV. In conclusion, six goals for the future are outlined and include the identification, development, and dissemination of materials and multi-media packages. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina