ERIC Number: ED192505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Special Programs for Individual Needs (SPIN). Handicapped Children Early Education Program: P.L. 91-230 Title VI, Part C. Final Report, July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1977.
Wight, Byron W.
The document contains the final report of the Special Programs for Individualized Needs (SPIN) program designed to develop a demonstration model for training day care personnel to identify developmentally delayed or emotionally disturbed children and to program for them within the regular day care setting. Major objectives were to develop diagnostic and individually planned programs to improve the competencies of children with developmental deviations, to develop a system for integrating individually planned programs into the general curriculum of a day care center, and to develop a system for training teachers to do the above. Among accomplishments were collaboration of two agencies to improve services to young handicapped children and upgrading of skills of day care employees. Objectives and outcomes are outlined for direct service, inservice training, special service, parent/family participation, and child assessment program components. Also reported are training for personnel from other agencies, demonstration and dissemination activities, coordination with other agencies, accomplishments related to state and local planning, future directions of the SPIN project, and budget. Appendixes, which make up over half the document, contain a report of the project as presented to the Mile High Child Care Association Board and the SPIN preschool manual which provides guidelines for assessing the developmental levels of young children with special needs, for programing for this population, and for helping these children grow and learn in regular day care or Head Start settings. The manual contains information on staff training workshops, tips for classroom instruction, and numerous forms, checklists, and planning charts. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mile High Child Care Association, Denver, CO.