ERIC Number: ED354713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Team Assessment Process. Final Report.
Hutinger, Patricia L.
Project TTAP (Technology Team Assessment Process) demonstrated a functional technology assessment model that can be used to ensure that children from birth to 8 with moderate to severe disabilities receive a thorough team assessment and follow-up consultation focused on individualized technology applications. Team-based procedures were developed to assess children to determine appropriate technology applications. The TTAP Core Team optimally includes an early intervention specialist, a technology specialist, a communication specialist, a physical therapist and/or occupational therapist, and a family representative. Each child assessed has a Support Team made up of his or her family and representatives of early intervention services and cooperating agencies. A TTAP assessment is based on careful observation and analysis of the child's behavior in typical settings as well as during the assessment, and can be conducted in the home, the classroom, or in another setting. Recommendations are made for applications and equipment that would benefit the child and his/her family. Follow-up consultation, technology training for the child's Support Team, and re-assessment are included. This final report outlines project goals and objectives, a theoretical framework, description of the model and participants, problems and solutions, evaluation findings, and project effectiveness and dissemination activities. An appendix contains TTAP procedures and forms for technology assessment for computer capability for the education of special students. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Oriented Programs, Consultation Programs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Elementary School Students, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Models, Preschool Children, Program Development, Program Implementation, Severe Disabilities, Student Evaluation, Teamwork, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Coll. of Education.