ERIC Number: ED227610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
A Model Program for Hearing-Handicapped Infants Providing Medical, Academic, and Psychological Services (HI-MAPS). Final Report, July 1979-June 1982.
Stein, Laszlo; Pien, Diana
The document contains the final report of the HI-MAPS project, designed to develop a model program that would meet the medical, academic, and psychological needs of young hearing handicapped children, birth to 3 years, and their families in Chicago. An introductory section reviews project rationale, project philosophy, and overall project goals. Section II describes the following HI-MAPS services: educational services, sign language/communication classes for families, parent counseling, and medical and audiological services/consultation. A third section outlines characteristics of the population served. Section IV discusses other services, such as the provision of educational lectures and written materials, referral, follow-up, and special activities. Among conclusions noted from child evaluation (Section V) is that children have made progress in developing effective communication systems including a formal linguistic system based on sign language. Section VI mentions demonstration and dissemination activities; Section VII outlines program development and administration. Conclusions are reviewed briefly in the final section. Appendixes include sample forms, information sheets, and evaluation instruments. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Note: The document was prepared through David T. Siegel Institute for Communicative Disorders.