ERIC Number: ED359688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Training of Personnel and Technical Assistance in Establishment of Home Intervention Programs for Families of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool-Aged Children with Hearing Impairments. Project SKI*HI Outreach. Final Report.
Barringer, Donald; Johnson, Dorothy
This monograph reports achievements of the SKI*HI project, a 3-year outreach project to improve access and development of services to presently unserved or underserved infants and young children with hearing impairments as well as to provide leadership and technical assistance to agencies implementing the SKI*HI model. The project provided direct training in 15 locations to 297 new parent advisors (resulting in services to approximately 717 families) as well as training of 24 SKI*HI trainers and dissemination activities with 13 states. Key tenets of the SKI*HI model include: (1) early identification and intervention; (2) the home as an early intervention setting; (3) assistance to family members who are facilitators of language development; (4) early fitting of amplification; and (5) psycho-emotional support for families. The model consists of three major components: administrative, supportive services, and direct services to families. The key professional, the parent advisor, makes weekly home visits. Results of two studies on program effectiveness demonstrated that SKI*HI children made significant gains in language and auditory development. The project is continuing in several states and new training and parent materials are being developed. Extensive appendices include a sample newsletter, title pages of products developed, adoption process materials, data collection material, conference programs, and a brochure. (Contains 39 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.