ERIC Number: ED229944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Family, Infant, and Toddler (FIT) Guide. A Model for Rural Family-Implemented Educational Programs.
Carr, Ann B., Ed.; And Others
The manual describes the Family, Infant, and Toddler Project for rural handicapped preschoolers and their families. The project, based on an ecological perspective, has three goals: to develop a demonstration service program, to increase the pool of qualified personnel, and to expand educational services to preschool aged mentally retarded children and their families in rural areas. Techniques used in establishing the program in rural communities are described. Referral, screening, and evaluation procedures (which include psychological and educational evaluation as well as family interviews) are described. The operation and design of the rural educational clinic are summarized in terms of facilities, staffing patterns, scheduling, liaison, program planning for families, and recordkeeping. Extensive appendixes include sample letters and forms, sample screening and evaluation reports, and parent interview summaries. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development.