ERIC Number: ED288305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Charting Change in Infants, Families and Services: A Guide to Program Evaluation for Administrators and Practitioners.
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
The booklet reviews and illustrates program evaluation methods that can be used by providers of services to handicapped infants and their families. It distinguishes between outcome evaluations to determine the effectiveness of service programs and process evaluations to describe the actual activities of service programs and their relation to program goals and objectives. Various approaches to conducting outcome evaluations are summarized; the steps involved in conducting process evaluations are described in greater detail. A summary of resources for conducting evaluation activities, using either outside evaluators or existing staff, is also included along with a list of appropriate publications. Descriptions of program evaluations conducted by seven actual programs are used to illustrate the methodology employed and underscore the benefits provided. An appendix discusses "domains of concern," i.e., those areas connected to the development or impairment, support or stress of a young child or family. They are areas where change may be observed over time as well as areas that may serve as targets for intervention (interaction between service provider and family, the parent, the child, parent-infant interaction, the child's family, and the community). (VW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related publication, see EC 200 775.