ERIC Number: ED172467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Establishing an Outreach Program.
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.
The paper provides guidelines for establishing an outreach program to increase communication and skill development of trainable mentally handicapped students (ages 5-16 years) based on the Project SEARCH (Special Education and Related Child Health) program at the Emerson School (Minneapolis, Minnesota). Following an introduction, meetings between parents and staff, and the data recording system (for noting student progress, parent teaching time, and teacher contact time) are outlined. The organization and scheduling of home visits and parent instruction are detailed. Methods for evaluating the program's effectiveness are discussed, as well as solutions to problems that arose during the course of the project. Among the extensive appendixes are tables of outreach objectives, recording forms, guidelines for determining the amount of direct service to parents, parents' surveys, and teacher evaluation forms. (PHR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Home Instruction, Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences
Minneapolis Public Schools, Special School District No. 1, Prescriptive Instruction Center, Special Education Service Center, 254 South Upton Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Committee on Public Education, Berkeley.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.