ERIC Number: ED355753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness. Final Performance Report [and] Services in Kansas for Children with Vision and Hearing Problems.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
This final report describes activities of a 3-year Kansas project which attempted to provide services to children and youth with deaf blindness and provide technical assistance to agencies, institutions, and organizations providing services to these children. The major emphasis of the grant was to provide specific support in such areas as identification, differential diagnosis, education, training, consultation, materials development, dissemination, and coordination of services. Project activities included provision of technical assistance and training activities, development and implementation of several training workshops, direct services to about 75 children and youth, consultation and training activities with families including provision of scholarships for parent workshops, collaboration with related projects, and presentations at various professional meetings. Project recommendations stress the importance of: (1) early provision of special services; (2) collaboration among various providers; (3) use of a multilevel approach to providing technical assistance to the home schools of deaf-blind children; and (4) the value of dissemination of training materials on a national basis. A program brochure is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Consultation Programs, Deaf Blind, Early Intervention, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Human Services, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Technical Assistance, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas