ERIC Number: ED227618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Program for Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented (RAPYHT). Part I. Program Performance Report.
Illinois Univ., Urbana.
A 1981-1982 performance report is presented for the University of Illinois' Model Program for Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented (RAPYHT), which served learning-disabled, speech-impaired, orthopedically impaired, and other disabled children (3-5 years old) and provided technical assistance to replication sites. Screening was undertaken with 423 handicapped children, of which 88 were identified as having one or more potential talent areas for programming, and 86 received RAPYHT programming. Thirteen replication sites involving 39 classrooms were selected in New Jersey, West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Colorado, and training was provided by RAPYHT staff in procedures for screening, identifying, and assessing talent in young handicapped children. In addition, presentations and materials disseminated at the replication sites were designed to increase awareness of the RAPYHT Model, and handouts in 20 states and Canada included awareness materials, screening information, talent identification materials, programming manuals, and family involvement materials. Procedures were also developed and tested for dissemination of the RAPYHT Model. Detailed data on program activities and results, including children served by site and workshop. Program evaluation questions and results are presented. Additionally, a guide is given which addresses the following components: assessment of child's level of functioning in talent components; program planning and implementations; and evaluation of child's progress in four areas of creative talent. (SEW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.