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ERIC Number: ED205364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-1
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Project Family Link I. Year III Final Report, July 1, 1979 through June 30, 1980.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.
Home-based intervention, using paraprofessional teachers and the concept of "parent as teacher," was provided by this 3-year project (1977-1980) for handicapped children aged birth through 4 and their families in 10 rural West Texas counties comprising approximately 9,100 square miles, with 14 to 20 people per square mile. Most families served (year I, 16 children; year II, 38; year III, 26) were low income, somewhat migratory, and predominantly Mexican American. Based on the Portage (Wisconsin) Project Model, Project Family Link was adapted to the area to: (1) promote positive interactions between parents and children; (2) provide new skills and knowledge for parents; (3) coordinate efforts of support agencies; (4) provide training for graduate students; (5) facilitate transition of children from home or preschool into the "least restrictive" environment; (6) demonstrate effectiveness of project components and disseminate innovative approaches; and (7) promote replication or adaptation of the model. The project also used Family Albums, scrapbooks to document family experiences in the project, and Family Days, informative get-togethers to involve family and friends of the children. Appendices include an evaluation plan, Family Day agendas, a newsletter, linking agencies, final report form, diagnostic and assessment data, and Family Day evaluation results. (AW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.
Identifiers - Location: Texas