ERIC Number: ED451625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-30
Project VIISA Outreach. Outreach Services To Assist States To Replicate a Training Model for Early Interventionists in a Low Incidence Disability Condition: Blindness and Visual Impairment. Final Report.
Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.
This report discusses the activities and outcomes an inservice training model. This model was designed to help states provide ongoing training to early intervention, early childhood, and vision personnel. The focus is on personnel that specialize inserving visually impaired children from time of birth to age five. The purpose of the project is to assist states in implementing the VIISA Inservice Training Model thorough the use of each state's instructors. These state instructors are trained by a national instructor who works with them through their first course series. The project works closely with a statewide task force to implement the model in a manner that fits with each state's structure, funding sources, and needs. The project's VIISA training model has been used on an ongoing basis in 22 states, resulting in a total of 82 training courses conducted for 1,334 professionals, which have affected the lives of 3,455 visually impaired infants and preschoolers and their families. The report discusses the conceptual framework of the model, logistical problems and how they were solved, the model's impact, evaluation findings, and future activities. Appendices include materials developed by the project. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities Outreach Projects.