ERIC Number: ED398715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Training of Personnel and Technical Assistance in Establishment of Home Intervention Program for Families of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Aged Children with Hearing Impairment. Final Report.
Barringer, Don; Johnson, Dorothy
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of an outreach project of Project SKI-HI, a family-centered, home intervention model designed to provide training to early intervention professionals serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with hearing impairments. In the project, an early intervention professional or a parent advisor makes weekly home visits to families that have an infant, toddler, or preschooler with a hearing impairment and writes and reviews the Individualized Family Service Plan or Individualized Educational Program. The goals of the project are outlined and include: providing a complete delivery system of family-centered intervention; utilizing an innovative awareness and training approach to meet the changing audiences of direct service providers; developing materials which support early interventionists; providing training for local project trainers to enable them to train new professionals; and developing/implementing a system of technical assistance to sites. Individual sections of the report address the project's objectives and activities, conceptual framework, model, replication sites, dissemination activities, training activities, methodological/logistical problems and their resolutions, impact, and future activities. Extensive appendices include a sample newsletter, a SKI-HI training format overview, tables of contents of various SKI-HI publications, and a data report. (Contains 23 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Hearing Impairments, Home Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Outreach Programs, Partial Hearing, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Technical Assistance, Toddlers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.