ERIC Number: ED226549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-20
Reference Count: N/A
Project First Chance: Arizona Behavior Analysis Interactive Outreach Program, July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1982.
McCarthy, Jeanne McRae
The final report describes activities of Project First Chance, Interactive Outreach Project, a program to stimulate the development of improvement of educational services to preschool handicapped children and their families. The project was also designed to provide outreach to culturally diverse populations (primarily Navajos) and to programs in Arizona and other states. Indicators (in table form) depict the project's impact in the areas of awareness, training, product development, and state involvement. Evidence of effectiveness in the demonstration site is documented in three ways: ABACUS (Arizona Basic Assessment and Curriculum Utilization System) pre/post scores describing progress in body management, self care, communication, preacademics, and socialization; data from individualized programs; and data from group programs. Outreach data are presented in tables showing gains in 13 outreach sites. Extensive appendixes include training session agendas; logs of participants trained, parent contacts, and visitors to the model demonstration site; and many examples of ABACUS materials. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.