ERIC Number: ED228751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-30
Reference Count: N/A
Intensive Care Nursery (I.C.N.) Interact Project: Second Annual Report, July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1982.
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California, Oakland.
The report details accomplishments in the second year of a project serving 136 infants thought to be at high risk for developmental disabilities because of prematurity and serious illness. The project features a developmental intervention begun in the intensive care nursery (ICN) and continued in the infant's home during the first year of life. A summary of accomplishments for the year cites establishment of a parent support group and adoption of a new assessment instrument for premature infants. Each of nine project objectives is then addressed in terms of activities and accomplishments as well as slippages or modifications of objectives. The objectives include providing individualized programs of developmental care and therapy, educating and involving ICN nurses in developmental therapy, educating and involving parents, providing followup from ICN to secondary care nurseries, preparing a handbook about developmental therapy for parents, preparing a training manual for parent educators, and demonstrating the effectiveness of the ICN developmental therapy program in obtaining continued funding. Appended material includes samples of infant assessment and parent questionnaires. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California, Oakland.