ERIC Number: ED411647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Oklahoma Dual Sensory Impairment Technical Assistance Project. Final Report.
Lovett, David; Haring, Kathryn
This final report describes Oklahoma State Department of Education activities designed to improve technical assistance to special education programs and related services for children and youth with deaf-blindness. Specifically, activities of the project included: (1) training professionals, paraprofessionals, and related service providers preparing to serve or serving children and youth with deaf-blindness; (2) providing technical assistance to increase the number of programs delivering improved services to children and youth with deaf-blindness in the least restrictive environment; (3) facilitating parental involvement in the education of their children and youth with deaf-blindness; and (4) identifying, certifying, and placing children on the Deaf-Blind Registry and tracking children and youth with deaf-blindness. The goals of the project were to establish improved instructional, administrative, and appraisal techniques leading to increased opportunities for education within the least restrictive environment; to increase family involvement; to create an effective tracking and certification system; and to establish a closer correlation between the Deaf-Blind Registry and state child counts. The result of this project was the establishment of improved techniques leading to increased opportunities for education within the least restrictive environment, greater family involvement, an effective tracking and certification system, and a closer correlation between Deaf-Blind registry and state child counts. Appendices contain a list of project activities, data charts, and evaluation instruments. (CR)
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Integrated Services, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Professional Training, State Departments of Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teachers, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman.