ERIC Number: ED416621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Parents with Special Needs/Mental Retardation: A Handbook for Early Intervention.
Espe-Sherwindt, Marilyn; Kerlin, Sandra L.; Beatty, Christina L.; Crable, Suzanne
This handbook provides guidelines for implementing an early intervention model, the Parent Infant Nurturing Group (PING), for infants with or at risk for developmental disabilities born to high-risk parents (special needs or with mental retardation). The handbook is a product of Project CAPABLE (Communities Assisting Parents To Be ABLE), a statewide project in Ohio which has provided inservice training, ongoing technical assistance, and replication services to over 800 service providers. The handbook is organized into five chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on the underlying intervention philosophy, the basic goals and objectives of early intervention with families where parents have special needs/mental retardation, and a description of the PING program. Chapter 2 presents a checklist for initial identification and further information about parents with special needs/mental retardation. Chapter 3 presents strategies and approaches to starting and successfully maintaining an early intervention program for this population. Chapter 4 describes an evaluation approach which examines changes effected by the program and the Individualized Family Service Plan in families in which parents have special needs/mental retardation. Chapter 5 offers an annotated listing of audiovisual materials, manuals, curricula, programs, and a bibliography organized into relevant material for each of the four chapters. (Contains 74 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Inservice Education, Mental Retardation, Parent Education, Parents with Disabilities, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Social Support Groups, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Child Learning Center, Tallmadge, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio