ERIC Number: ED408800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-20
Reference Count: N/A
Project AHEAD: Where the Child Is, the Services Are: Home, Home Care, Day Care, Hospital/Clinical Services to Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Aged Children with Disabilities and their Caregivers. Final Report.
Rowan, Lori; And Others
This report documents the activities and outcomes of the 5-year model demonstration project AHEAD (At Home and At Day Care), a Utah program that is designed to deliver services to infants, toddlers, and young children (ages birth-3) with noncategorical disabilities. The program delivers services to the children and their caregivers in their natural environment, including the home, the childcare setting, or wherever the child is located. The data collected during the demonstration phase showed that all children receiving AHEAD services made steady increases in skills in all developmental domains. Upon the recommendation of a review panel, AHEAD began replication activities during years four and five of the project. During this time, early intervention agencies throughout Utah were offered the opportunity to receive AHEAD training and resources as validation/replication agencies. These included agencies that were rural and metropolitan, and both publicly and privately funded. The replication agencies have demonstrated that AHEAD materials and training can be successfully transferred across agencies, personnel, delivery systems, and children, families, and child care providers. The report includes the objectives and activities of the project, the conceptual framework, and a description of the model and participants. Appendices include an overview of AHEAD training topics, evaluation forms, and data results. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Day Care, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Home Programs, Infants, Models, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Toddlers, Training Methods, Young Children
SKI-HI Institute, Dept. of Communicative Disorders Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-1900 (Family Focused Interview Videotape and supplemental workbook).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.
Identifiers - Location: Utah