ERIC Number: ED460457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-31
Providing Accessible Statewide Inservice Training for Practicing Professionals and Paraprofessionals Working with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Their Families. SKI-HI Distance Education Project, Final Report.
Barringer, Donald; Glover, Barbara; Parlin, Mary Ann; Johnson, Dorothy
This final report discusses the outcomes of a project that developed, demonstrated, evaluated, and disseminated information about a specialized inservice training model to prepare early interventionists, special education teachers, and related service personnel to provide family-centered programming to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. The project was centered around ten objectives which were developed into a state-of-the-art inservice course, supporting training materials, and an innovative instructional delivery system. The inservice course was specifically designed for practicing professionals and paraprofessionals and was presented in ten learning modules that used two-way audio conferencing, videodisc technology, printed material, and videotape material. Project evaluations indicate that participants felt the course was an effective way to acquire skills and information to aid them in serving this population. Participants with strong training and/or experience in working with deaf or hard of hearing individuals evaluated the course as giving them new tools for use in their work with infants, children and families in homes and natural settings. The report describes the training model, the activities and participants, the evaluation findings, and the project's impact. Accompanying materials include evaluations of the effectiveness of the project. (Contains 41 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Deafness, Distance Education, Early Intervention, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Family Needs, Hearing Impairments, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Models, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Staff Development, State Programs, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.
Note: Appended are "Formative Evaluation of SKI-HI Distance Education Pilot" (Beth Walden, June 11, 1996) and "Evaluation of SKI-HI Distance Education Project: Courses Conducted Fall 1997" (Beth Walden, August 1998).