ERIC Number: ED436919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Deafblind Project, 1995-1999. Final Report.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Exceptional Students Div.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a 4-year federally funded project designed to meet the critical need in Georgia to provide effective practices in the delivery of educational services to children and youth with deafblindness from birth through 21 years of age and to their families and service providers. Results of the project included: (1) accurate identification of 286 children with deafblindness and provision of technical assistance; (2) establishment and expansion of a statewide advisor network; (3) in-home consultation by early intervention/parent advisors an average of four times a month to each family; (4) in-home consultation by therapy advisors an average of twice a month to each family; (5) technical assistance by educational advisors to service providers and families; (6) a network of family advisors who worked with families and service providers and specifically addressed family priorities; (7) establishment of four demonstration sites; (8) multiple training opportunities each year, including Summer Institutes, graduate methods courses in deafblindness, family retreats, advisor training, inservices, and workshops; (9) a loaner bank of instructional materials and equipment; and (10) monographs and products for dissemination. The report discusses activities, problems encountered, and implications for practice. Appendices include training data and training and workshop evaluation results. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Home Visits, Infants, Institutes (Training Programs), Parent Education, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance, Toddlers, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Exceptional Students Div.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia