ERIC Number: ED203551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Project HAPI (Handicapped Achievement Program Improvement): Assessment plus Intervention equal I.E.P. A Handbook on How To Write an Individualized Education Program for Severe Disorders of Language, Including Aphasia and Other Speech-Language Handicapped (Communication Disorders). Book One.
The first of five handbooks developed by Project HAPI (Handicapped Achievement Program Improvement), a multimedia staff development program to help teachers and specialists write effective individualized education programs (IEPs), is in looseleaf workbook format and focuses on children with severe disorders of language, including aphasia and other speech or language handicaps. It is reported that students who received IEPs developed by staff trained in Project HAPI had overall gains in reading and mathematics which doubled and/or tripled over the three year period with 90 to 93 percent of students reaching short term objectives on schedule. Part I of the handbook focuses on a systematic approach to the IEP development with sections on what the IEP should include, and 11 sequential steps such as initial identification (Step 1), conducting the assessment (Step 6), selection of intervention materials (Step 8), and review of the IEP (Step 11). Part II is on assessment with three assessment matrixes: assessment tools related to specific categories of function, description of assessment tools listed in the first matrix, and unpublished and informal assessment tools. Part III is on intervention with an intervention materials matrix and lists of sample resource materials. Appendixes include model IEPs, addresses for vendors and publishers, and a handbook evaluation form. A separate training package contains the script of an accompanying audiocassette, sample forms (in English and Spanish), and the pre- and posttest. A 60 minute video program with guide is also available for the program. (DB)
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Intervention, Language Handicaps, Speech Handicaps, Staff Development, Student Evaluation
Project HAPI, San Diego County Department of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego, CA 92111 ($40.00 for each handbook, $5.00 for each training packet, $4.50 for each audiocassette, verify before ordering).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.