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ERIC Number: ED243299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Project WISP/Outreach: Parent Program Manual.
Flynn, Morita N.
The manual sets forth guidelines on developing a parent involvement component as part of an early intervention effort for handicapped children. Modeled after Project WISP (Wyoming Infant Stimulation Program), the guidelines emphasize the role of the parent coordinator in communicating with parents and acting as a resource person. Parent orientation activities are noted, and the function of the buddy system (which pairs a new parent to one established in the program) is explored. Parent and family needs are identified, and a written parent education plan is formulated. (Examples of goals, objectives, activities, and evaluation methods are given.) Parent involvement includes a series of home visits conducted by the parent coordinator, group meetings for information/support, parent volunteers in the classroom, parent newsletters and calendars, and advocacy training. A brief summary of evaluation methods is followed by several forms, including a parent needs checklist and a home visit report. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.
Note: Developed by the Department of Speech Pathology/Audiology. Product of the HCEEP First Chance Demonstration Project.