ERIC Number: ED412666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
HAPPY Rural Outreach Project. Final Report.
Nevada State Dept. of Human Resources, Reno. Early Childhood Services.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Home Activity Program for Parents and Youngsters (HAPPY) Rural Outreach Project, a collaborative effort to provide family-focused early intervention services to children with disabilities (ages birth through 5) in rural Nevada, primarily including Native Americans and Hispanics. The program focused on the professional development of rural service providers, especially the following model components: (1) monthly home visits, (2) parent participation in the assessment of the child and the program development, (3) service coordination, (4) consultative therapies, (5) computer-based curriculum, (6) assessment of children using the Developmental Programming for Infants and Young Children scale, and (7) videotaped activity recommendations and consultations. Twenty-five families who participated in home-based services responded to a survey regarding the effectiveness of the curriculum materials developed by the Project. Their evaluations were highly positive. The project also created training modules in the following content areas: home visits, parent participation, computer-based curriculum, assessment of young children, and disability overview. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention, Hispanic Americans, Home Instruction, Home Visits, Individualized Family Service Plans, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Models, Parent Education, Parents as Teachers, Participant Satisfaction, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Rural Education, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Toddlers, Training Objectives, Videotape Recordings, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Human Resources, Reno. Early Childhood Services.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada