ERIC Number: ED220996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Project First Chance: Interactive Outreach Program. Volume I. Final Report, July 1, 1979-June 30, 1980.
McCarthy, Jeanne McRae
The final report of the first year (1979-1980) of Project First Chance Interactive Outreach Model Program reviews outreach activities and gives detailed information on child progress data from the model demonstration site serving 10 preschool handicapped children. Indicators of project impact are reported in the areas of product development and distribution, awareness, stimulating sites, training, and state involvement. Among indicators reported are visits to the demonstration site by 160 persons, development or revision of five products, training of 270 staff, improved service to 750 handicapped children, and incorporation into coursework of model components by 15 institutions of higher education. Charts detail project objectives, activities, and degree of accomplishment. The evaluation summary concludes that the objective of stimulating new improved service to young handicapped children was accomplished with great success in Texas and less success in Nebraska and Arizona. The section on evidence of effectiveness presents behavior change data for the 10 children at the demonstration site. It is reported that a total of 344 behaviors were gained by the 10 children during the 9 month program. Data are presented in a summary of behaviors mastered, an individual child summary, and a summary by developmental area. A large appendix includes such items as training schedules for outreach, an overview of the total process and critical components, directions for setting up the monitoring system, work sheets for monitoring individual programs, and suggestions for monitoring teacher behaviors. Also appended is a guide to determining the relationship between the child's behavior and the teacher's consequences, the "Teaching Behavior Inventory," and a chart of teaching behavior characteristics. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.