ERIC Number: ED417524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
North Dakota Deafblind Services Project Technical Assistance Training Manual.
Askvig, Brent A.; Zeller, Mariel
This manual was developed as part of a North Dakota statewide project to improve the education and services for children with deaf-blindness and their families. A major component of the project is the Statewide Technical Assistance Team (STAT), which provides in-state training and technical assistance to families and intervention teams that serve children and youth with deaf-blindness. This manual was designed to train current and prospective STAT members about the policies and procedures for implementing the project model. After an introduction, the manual presents information and concepts about technical assistance. Then the STAT model and its components are described. The model involves four phases: referral, intake, technical assistance, and evaluation. Referral, team self-assessment, and planning forms and procedures are discussed. The bulk of the manual consists of two case studies and role playing instructions. The case studies are intended to be used in small group training sessions led by project staff. Appendices include an identification list of deaf-blindness characteristics, a technical assistance request form, the quality indicators checklist, a technical assistance planning form, and a list of etiquette reminders for STAT personnel. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Deaf Blind, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Parent Education, Program Development, Records (Forms), Referral, Role Playing, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Programs, Student Characteristics, Teamwork, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minot State Univ., ND.; North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota