ERIC Number: ED412688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Project Ta-Kos Outreach. Final Report.
Askew, Linda; Husted, Tony; Faris, Cindy
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of Project Ta-Kos Outreach, a 3-year program to provide consultation and site-specific training for families, educators, and health care providers. Project Ta-kos, through its curriculum and training approach, was designed to increase the probability that children, ages birth through eight with special needs and their families could access services that were supportive of their preferences. The program used a family centered approach to early childhood services in multicultural and natural settings. Staff worked with community-based teams to jointly plan and determine desired outcomes. The project also provided site-specific, interagency training and consultation services using a training model based on adult learning theory. The program served 2,400 professionals and 6,000 children and their families. Individual sections of the report describe the program's goals and objectives, conceptual framework, training model, methodological and logistical problems and their solutions, evaluation, impact, and future activities. The first appendix summarizes family-centered curriculum components, including a paper entitled "Infusing Family-Centered Practices into Agency Administration" (by Patricia Parham and Patricia McMahon). The second appendix includes various evaluation materials including workshop evaluation forms and participant surveys. (DB)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Cultural Background, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Human Services, Infants, Inservice Education, Models, Outreach Programs, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students, Teaching Models, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alta Mira Specialized Family Services, Inc. Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico