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Clark, Thomas C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
The Sensory Impaired Home Intervention (SKI*HI) Model provides services for rural, hearing impaired children at an average annual cost of $1,400 per child. Weekly home visits are provided by nearby or local part time parent advisors, thus minimizing travel costs and eliminating employment problems associated with long travel hours. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Family Involvement, Hearing Impairments
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Olson, Jennifer; Bostick, Mary – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
A screening and referral procedure for rural, at-risk infants was developed by a three-step process that: (1) identified key professionals; (2) educated rural medical personnel regarding benefits and strategies of early intervention; and (3) implemented a screening and referral system with low temporal and monetary costs for hospital personnel.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Programs, Handicap Identification, High Risk Persons
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Gloeckler, Lawrence C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
During 1984-85 New York's 14 Early Childhood Direction Centers responded to 10,609 service requests and assisted 5,283 parents, 376 professionals, and 666 agencies in obtaining services for 5,510 handicapped children aged birth to 5. The network operated at a cost of only $218 per child matched to services. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Linking Agents, Outreach Programs
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes a report on New Mexico's public school services for three- and four-year-old handicapped children, focusing on features of special interest to rural educators. Topics are curriculum selection, program models, and program delivery system alternatives. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes a program that trains parents as support personnel in classrooms serving handicapped preschoolers, a program that combines computer technology and professional expertise to assist families without access to early intervention programs, and a program that uses parents to mediate an instructional program for handicapped children from birth…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum, Delivery Systems
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
The Early Intervention Effectiveness Institute established by Utah State University will increase the knowledge base concerning efficacy of various types of early intervention with handicapped children. Let's Play to Grow is a recreation and support program for disabled children and their families with approximately 200 clubs and 6,000 members…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Research, Play, Preschool Education
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Peters, Joyce M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
Describes a program in which a teacher's aide is trained in the components of the Teaching Research Data-Based Classroom Model and then provides individual instruction, under the supervision of a certified teacher, to one or two children with handicapping conditions. Notes curriculum, student assessment, data collection procedures, and program…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Knowlton, Marie – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
Addresses the need to provide qualified special education personnel in rural school districts. Describes a flexible teacher training program that includes intensive short-term summer courses, correspondence course options, and relevant practicum experiences in rural areas. Presents demographic data from the first two years of field testing the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Higher Education, Incidence
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Nelson, Lynda A.; Rogers, Deborah C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
The Volunteers in Partnership with Parents (VIPP) program is designed to alleviate the pressing problems of rural families as well as provide early intervention to the children. The use of volunteers as partners in working with parents is the crux of the program. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Helping Relationship, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation
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Karnes, Merle B.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
Examines the importance of including families in the education of young handicapped children and discusses trends in the foci of family involvement programs of recent years. Describes the family involvement component of the Precise Early Education of Children with Handicaps (PEECH) outreach project. (Author)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Family Programs, Family Role
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Foster, Carl G. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
The Bureau of Indian Affairs' Chinle Agency is responsible for the education of 3,500 Navajo children; 230 are special education students. A questionnaire revealed that regular teachers felt inadequately prepared to teach the special education student. Project SERT provided 45 hours of graduate level instruction in special education knowledge and…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Schlaht, Dell H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes how the Blackfeet Head Start Program uses professionals to train local residents as screeners and home trainers for preschool handicapped children. Notes that numbers of handicapped children and their families who receive services have increased as a result of using local home trainers and teachers as direct care providers. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Home Instruction
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Profiles three programs recognized for exemplary rural special education programs. Describes a program for severely handicapped birth-through-three children in an isolated mountainous Tennessee community, a multidisciplinary special education team that provides an itinerant resource room for an Alaska school district of 22,000 square miles, and…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs
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Perkins, Cybil; Walter, Marilyn – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
Describes a program which addresses the needs of underserved handicapped children who live in isolated rural areas of Nevada. Covers the program's computer-assisted, home-based curricula and video-assisted, home-based assessment and instruction as well as evaluation methodology and results of preliminary child-progress data. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Home Programs, Outreach Programs
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Dublinske, Stan – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Addresses the concerns of rural school administrators who have difficulty recruiting and retaining qualified (master's level) speech-language pathologists. Outlines speech-language pathology services and differences between master's and bachelor's degree training for speech-language pathologists. Suggests service delivery models that provide…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Delivery Systems, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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