The Let’s Participate project evaluation served to examine how the project was implemented in the three sites, and the extent to which the project achieved its intended outcomes. The evaluation focused on the following questions:
* To what extent has the Let’s Participate model increased the ability of EI program staff/service providers to develop child-specific AT plans?
* To what extent has the Let’s Participate model improved the ability of families to help infants, toddlers and children learn?
* To what extent has children’s participation due to using AT materials increased?
* To what extent has the Let’s Participate model improved outcomes for infants, toddlers and children?
* What programmatic changes have occurred as a result of the Let’s Participate model?
* What does the Let’s Participate model look like in 3 sites?
Over time, we depended more on the AT Liaison for data collection to lessen the paperwork burden on program participants. In addition, we were not able to obtain some of the data we had hoped due to child data protection and family confidentiality laws in Massachusetts. However, we prioritized the data we felt most important and were pleased with the positive findings and trends we discovered. Check out our findings in the links below!
LP Findings: Children
LP Findings: AT Borrowing
LP Findings: Service Provider/Teacher AT Knowledge and Confidence and Use