ERIC Number: ED217597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Transdisciplinary Training, Assessment and Consultation Model. Preschool Program: A Regional Demonstration Program for Preschool Handicapped Children.
Eagen, Carol S.; And Others
One of 10 documents developed for preschool programs for handicapped children, the manual focuses on a transdisciplinary training, assessment, and consultation model. Advantages of the approach include the teacher becoming an integral part of the diagnostic process, the clinical staff becoming an integral part of the teaching process, and the more efficient management of time. The introductory chapter defines "transdisciplinary" and discusses the process of assessment in question and answer format. The second chapter examines parent and staff roles and responsibilities, and outlines evaluation and interview topics. The next chapter, on training, assessment, and consultation, focuses on training activities for assessment and the role of consultation between team members and teachers. The final chapter provides a 2 year implementation plan with descriptions for methods of using the transdisciplinary process in screenings and preentry evaluations. Appendixes provide sample job descriptions and a transdisciplinary report. (DB)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Consultation Programs, Disabilities, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Parent Role, Preschool Education, Program Development, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Preschool Program, French Hill School, Baldwin Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Identifiers: Transdisciplinary Approach
Note: For related documents, see EC 142 478-487.