ERIC Number: ED437801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Wyoming Department of Education Deaf-Blind Project Final Report.
Whitson, Joanne B.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Wyoming Department of Education Deaf-Blind Project, a 4-year federally supported project to identify children who have deaf-blindness and to provide technical assistance in the development of educational services for these children. Major accomplishments of the project included: identification of more children with deaf-blindness through biannual clinics; dissemination of information about the needs of children with dual sensory impairments; training of the Wyoming Early Intervention Assessment Team; collaboration with other agencies in the areas of identification of children with deaf-blindness; public awareness activities on deaf-blindness to the Native American population; and technical assistance to families and service providers. Individual sections of this report describe the project's purpose, goals and objectives, accomplishments, outcomes, problems, and impact. Extensive appendices include various forms and publications of the project, including an application form for the clinic, parent release forms, the school interview form, school checklist, family phone interview form, Wyoming Early Intervention Assessment Team evaluations, a brochure of the Deaf-Blind Diagnostic Clinic, and materials from the Deaf-Blind Project web page. Four videotapes accompany the report which address attending the diagnostic clinic, parent and professional partnerships, clinic referral, and the clinic's role in education. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Clinical Diagnosis, Deaf Blind, Disability Identification, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Infants, Inservice Education, Parent Education, Preschool Education, State Programs, Technical Assistance, Toddlers, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming