ERIC Number: ED352788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Department of Education Services for Deaf-Blind Children and Youth.
The goal of the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Intervention Program was to provide training and technical assistance to improve the quality of special education and related services in integrated environments. The program worked with families and service providers for individuals ages birth through 21 who have dual sensory impairments, with special emphasis on individuals above and below mandatory school age. Specific objectives and activities involved: (1) identifying needs and representing the interests of individuals with dual sensory impairments in Kentucky; (2) providing local consultation to families and providers; (3) developing preservice and inservice training regarding dual sensory impairments as part of Kentucky's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development; (4) implementing training and services for young children under age 5, based on Kentucky's state plans under Public Law 99-457 (Parts B and H); and (5) institutionalizing coordination of transition through the Individual Transition Plan process and personal futures planning. This final report, focusing on Project Year 1991-92, describes project accomplishments; project outcomes; problems, solutions, and additional needs; and products developed. Samples of several products are included, such as a project brochure, newsletters, directories, and a draft of a paper titled "Developing Programs for Students with Severe Handicaps Using Basic Skills in the Context of Age-Appropriate Priority Activities" by Melissa E. Hudson and Jennifer L. Leatherby. Appendixes contain project summaries and impact data for the two prior years of the project. (JDD)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Deaf Blind, Early Intervention, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, Infants, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Preschool Education, State Programs, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance, Toddlers, Transitional Programs, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky