ERIC Number: ED229934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Case Study of Technical Assistance to Demonstration Programs for Young Handicapped Children. Part II.
Behr, Shirley K.; And Others
A project to provide technical assistance to staffs of two demonstration programs for preschool handicapped children and their families is described. The focus was technical assistance developed and exercised by the Technical Assistance Development System (TADS), which assisted in the development of the Handicapped Children's Early Education Program. After providing an overview of the TADS, the selection of the case study sites, and the staff involved in technical assistance, attention is directed to implementation (i.e., procedures and activities of technical assistance coordination). Since the focus of the report is to describe the technical assistance interaction between the provider organization and the client organization, a narrative account is presented of the dynamics that occurred during specific stages/events of the process among specific staff members. These accounts for both demonstration programs (called Project Early Start and Project Co-op) each involve 20 to 25 staff (e.g., teaching staff, therapists, technical assistance coordinators, evaluation specialists). The results, which are discussed in terms of the overall projects, administration, and staff, center on the following concerns: client and provider characteristics affecting technical assistance, characteristics of the technical assistance events that are significant in themselves, and outcomes of technical assistance. (SEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.