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ERIC Number: ED390219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-14
Pages: 132
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness Pilot Project. Final Report.
Stremel, Kathleen
This final report describes a pilot project, "Quality Service Provision for Infants and Young Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Mechanism for State Intervention Teams," developed and implemented at the University of Southern Mississippi. The project developed a model of an intervention team that provides intensive training and technical assistance to local service providers throughout Mississippi. Project objectives and activities focused on three major goals: (1) validation of model components critical to development and implementation of early intervention teams; (2) validation of strategies to facilitate the acquisition and generalization of necessary competencies by families and service providers; and (3) validation of strategies for facilitating interactions between toddlers and young children with deaf-blindness and other children in natural settings. Project impact included an increased number of early intervention service providers with necessary skills to serve deaf-blind young children, increased access to inclusive education services for toddlers and preschool children, development of a preschool transition plan, implementation of the plan through a statewide Interagency Coordinating Council, and development of training materials. Sections of the report provide information on the project's purpose, goals, and objectives; conceptual framework; accomplishments; problems and solutions; evaluation findings; and impact. Appended are a transition module and a transition information flyer. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi