ERIC Number: ED218879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Education for the Severely/Multiply Handicapped. Final Report, July 1,1978-September 30, 1981.
Roberts, Thomas G.
The final report summarizes activities regarding development of the Early Childhood Education for the Severely/Multiply Handicapped Project, a model demonstration program providing comprehensive and direct educational services to 0 to 6 year old children and their parents. The program and curriculum design is based on two phases--the early intervention phase which incorporates inhome and onsite activities for infants, toddlers, and their parents; and the basic skills phase which provides a preschool class at the center. Activities involving direct and related services to children cover the areas of referral, admission, evaluation and placement, individualized education program (IEP) development, curriculum, instructional programing, and child progress assessment. Intervention with parents is based on a three stage model--assessment of parental needs, knowledge and skill development, and maintenance. Minimum staff requirements are outlined for administrative, teaching, support, parent program, and program assistance personnel. Program impact is evaluated in terms of program continuation, demonstration and replication, child and parent progress, and dissemination. Appendixes, which make up half the document, contain sample admission forms, IEP forms, progress monitoring forms, parent assessment forms, a report on staff development and improvement procedures, preservice student involvement forms, and a parent program evaluation form. (SB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Education Programs, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Staff Development, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.