ERIC Number: ED334774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Interactive Model of Integration in Community-Based Child Care Centres.
Frankel, Elaine B.; McKay, Donald
The paper describes application of an interactive model to providing services for young children with special needs being mainstreamed in community day care programs. In this model, the resource consultant coordinates service delivery in interactions with: (1) the child and family; (2) early childhood educators; and (3) resource specialists. The model's emphasis is on identifying concerns from the perspectives of all participants, mutual problem solving, and provision of support and training. The consultation process involves screening, referral, a consultation meeting, development of a consultation agreement which identifies goals and roles, development of an assessment plan, provision of feedback, intervention decisions, intervention implementation, and followup evaluation by the consultant. A case study of a 4-year-old child with emotional problems illustrates the model's application. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (68th, Toronto, Canada, April 23-29, 1990).