ERIC Number: ED359689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
Outreach Services To Stimulate Home-Based Services for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool-Aged Children with Deaf-Blindness and Multihandicap Sensory Impairments. Project INSITE Outreach. Final Report.
Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.
This final report describes activities of Project INSITE, a 3-year home intervention program delivering services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with deaf blindness or other multidisability sensory impairments. The family centered model features the use of early intervention professionals known as parent advisors who visit homes weekly to work with families and function as team members in preparing for transition to school programs and the development of Individualized Family Service Plans and Individualized Education Programs. Additional program features include material development, provision of follow-up and technical assistance, training of trainers, and systematic evaluation. The Project has adapted to changing trends by providing statewide coordinators of implementation plans for low incidence handicapping conditions with capacity building technical assistance. Project INSITE has provided direct services to 880 families, training to 440 professionals in 12 states, and technical assistance to more than 180 agencies. The Project has also developed several resource manuals for families as well as training materials and videotapes. Appendices include evaluation summaries, INSITE national data report for 1991-92, title pages of products, the training format, and a list of 19 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.