ERIC Number: ED406792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Delivering Special Education Services in Urban Culturally Diverse Child Care Centers to Preschool Age Children with Disabilities, Prenatally Exposed to Drugs/Alcohol, Referred by Protective Services or Born to Teenage Mothers. Project Relationship. Final Report.
Akasaki, Shizuko; And Others
This final report describes activities and achievements of Project Relationship, a Los Angeles (California) program designed to support the successful inclusion of young children with disabilities and challenging behaviors in publicly funded child care settings. During the 3 years of model development and 2 years of model refinement and replication, the project provided support and staff development to 11 Children's Centers, each serving about 100 young children including 6-12 children eligible for special education services. The program model was based on a relationship based, problem solving framework. Eligible children received support from special education teachers and speech and language therapists on an itinerant basis. On-going staff development sessions focused on three themes identified as priority areas: (1) ways to increase the successful inclusion of children with diverse special needs; (2) ways to improve interpersonal communication among staff members; and (3) ways to develop and implement predictable program practices. The project also produced a training manual and video. Individual sections of the report describe the project's goals and objectives, the theoretical and conceptual framework, the model, issues in model implementation, project effectiveness, and project impact. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)