ERIC Number: ED354676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Assistance to Service Providers for Deaf-Blind Children & Youth in Delaware. Final Report for Funding under Services for Deaf-Blind Children & Youth.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
This federally funded Delaware project was designed to provide systematic, periodic consultation and technical assistance statewide to staff serving children and youth who are deaf-blind; provide inservice training activities for staff; provide at least two statewide parent meetings; and develop and conduct summer training institutes on major topics related to deaf-blindness so that professionals may acquire essential knowledge for classroom application. Underlying factors related to service delivery are discussed, including lack of qualified applicants for teaching positions, attrition, increased demands resulting from the least restrictive environment initiative, the varied and complex needs of children who are deaf-blind, distribution of students and service providers, limited number of personnel with expertise, and teacher certification. Project activities, achievements, and challenges are then outlined. An appendix, which makes up approximately half the project report, offers a historical overview of special education in Delaware for children with deaf-blindness, project statistics, evaluation data, background information on the Cooperative Interagency Team for Delawareans with Deaf-Blindness, and administrative forms. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Consultation Programs, Deaf Blind, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Programs, Summer Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Shortage, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware