ERIC Number: ED404809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-30
Teleconference on Communication Aids for Cognitively Impaired Children. Final Report.
Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.
This report discusses a 1990 video teleconference on communication aids and assistive devices for children with cognitive impairments, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. The target audiences (parents, disabled individuals, local education agencies and organizations that serve or support special education students, employers, public television stations, and vendors) and structure of the teleconference are described, including the promotion, selection of technology products/vendors and the agenda. The results of evaluations by receiving sites of the print materials and teleconference elements such as panelists, presentations, and usefulness of information are provided. The report summarizes findings from the evaluation that indicate areas in which the teleconference could have been improved, including the desire for more product-specific video demonstrations. A final section of the report discusses conclusions and recommendations for future teleconference activities in the areas of promotion, scheduling, programs, video segments, and technology selection. Appendices include a draft script of the teleconference and the evaluation form that was sent to receiving sites. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.