ERIC Number: ED358671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-30
ERIN Outreach Program: Final Report 1989-1993.
Hainsworth, Marian L.
The Early Recognition Intervention Network (ERIN) model provides a technology for observing special needs children, ages 2 to 7, and planning and implementing Individual Education Programs for them. The model is designed to work successfully whether the child is in a mainstream or a special setting, has mild or severe disabilities, comes from an urban or rural background, or comes from a less or more advantaged background. The model stresses developmental growth in general coping and cognitive skills and in specific functional learning skills. ERIN is not a specific curriculum but a guide for adapting the learning environment to the observed needs of a range of children. The program includes six key components: (1) screening and child find; (2) observation and evaluation; (3) individual education program development; (4) teaching strategies and techniques; (5) home/school partnership; and (6) a coordinated program to ease transition from one school/program to the next. ERIN has developed demonstration centers to locally support services to young children and families, and provides on-site supervision/consultation for program planning, needs assessment, implementation assistance, and program evaluation. This final report combines text and detailed statistical data to document the program's activities in the areas of site stimulation, evaluation, awareness, dissemination, and product development. An appendix provides sample site documentation for three on-site trainings conducted at Educational Service District 113 in Olympia, Washington. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Elementary School Students, Federal Programs, Handicap Identification, Individualized Education Programs, Models, Outreach Programs, Preschool Children, Skill Development, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: ERIN: Early Recognition Intervention Network, Dedham, MA.
Note: Appendix contains marginally legible print.