ERIC Number: ED439575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-30
Reference Count: 0
Project Coach Outreach: Transdisciplinary Consultation/Coaching Training for Building Infant/Toddler Teams and Linking To Promote Services in Natural Environments. Final Report.
Fair, Estella G.; Clay, Connie
This report discusses the activities and outcomes of Project Coach Outreach, a project to encourage the use of best practices in early intervention for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and to increase family-centered service options in Mississippi. Specifically, the project focused on the use of natural environments to include home, family day care, child care, and preschool centers. The project provided a flexible outreach team-training and support model that was developed and evaluated by two previous early intervention projects. The project provided training in community-based, family-centered practices to include transdisciplinary teaming, consulting, and conducting assessment and intervention using play. Through a variety of training strategies, from didactic workshops to skills based workshops to mentoring, training was targeted for community providers. Project Coach also developed links with other outreach projects to enhance training for a mentor team and new teams. The report discusses the project's goals, objectives, and tasks. Appendices include summaries of training and technical assistance data, surveys of infant/toddler training needs in Mississippi, training event evaluations and summaries, impact summary reports, agenda and minutes from videoconferences, the project directors' vision paper, and examples of modules. (CR)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Consultation Programs, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Family Environment, Family Programs, Inclusive Schools, Infant Care, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mentors, Models, Outreach Programs, Play, Preschool Education, Services, Teamwork, Toddlers, Training Methods
Dissemination Coordinator, Institute for Disability Studies: Mississippi's University Affiliated Program, University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Station Box 5163, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5163. Tel: 601-266-5163.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Univ. Affiliated Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
Note: For the 1995 Project Coach Outreach Final Report, see ED 393 237.