ERIC Number: ED436903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental Therapy-Developmental Teaching: An Outreach Project for Children with Severe Disabilities (October 1, 1996-September 30, 1999). Final Performance Report.
Georgia Univ., Athens.
This final report discusses the outcomes of a project that gave outreach assistance to programs providing services to students (ages 3-16) with severe social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. Programs receiving assistance from this project provided services to students in fully inclusive general education classrooms, in partially inclusive classrooms, in special education classes, in psychoeducational programs, and in day treatment community-based settings. The goals of the program were to: (1) increase the understanding of educators and families of students with severe disabilities about exemplary teaching and behavior management practices for facilitating social-emotional competence and responsible behavior; (2) increase the skills of educators in selecting, implementing, and demonstrating exemplary practices; (3) facilitate the effectiveness of state and local education agencies in implementing quality adoption sites and programs with personnel skilled in demonstrating exemplary practices; and (4) assist state and local agencies in providing technical assistance, information dissemination, and personnel development. At the end of the 3-year period, the project exceeded anticipated outcomes for each management objective. Details of each management activity and its accomplishments are provided in the report, as well as recommendations for effective outreach and technical assistance. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Developmental Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Outreach Programs, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Research Utilization, Severe Disabilities, Technical Assistance, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.