ERIC Number: ED335809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project SKI*HI Outreach Programming for Hearing Impaired Infants and Families: Recertification Statement, Questions, Responses, and Approval.
Strong, Carol J.; Clark, Thomas C.
This program evaluation report presents information on Project SKI*HI, a home-based program for infants and young children with hearing impairments and their families. The program's major goals are early identification of hearing-impaired infants and a home program to facilitate child development. A parent advisor makes weekly home visits to each family and works closely with both parents and other members of the multidisciplinary team to assess, plan, and provide appropriate home-based services for all family members. Evaluation results indicate: (1) SKI*HI children show higher rates of development during intervention than prior to intervention and greater gains in receptive and expressive language development than would be expected due to maturation alone; (2) SKI*HI children show increased auditory, communication-language, and vocabulary developmental levels and increased full-time hearing aid use; (3) SKI*HI parents show increased ability to manage their child's hearing handicap, communicate meaningfully with their child, and promote their child's cognitive development; and (4) SKI*HI children are identified at an early age and begin to receive home programming services promptly after identification. Appendixes provide detailed findings. Also included are project administrator responses to 17 questions concerning the report. Includes 40 references. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.