ERIC Number: ED245440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Community Team: A Companion to the Community Workbook for Collaborative Services to Preschool Handicapped Children.
Magrab, Phyllis; And Others
Four papers focus on the processes involved in developing a community team for providng services to handicapped preschoolers. Jerry Elder and Elynor Kazuk review steps in beginning a community team approach in "Getting Started," including the mechanics of planning and conducting an initial meeting to explain the advantages of collaborative planning and service delivery. "Developing An Understanding of the Community," by Ronald Wiegerink, considers problems and issues involved in determining the service needs of a community. John Pelosi, in "Planning for Action," describes the steps to be taken for the eventual specification of goal statements based on specific problem areas. In the final paper, "Human Factors in Interagency Teams," Phyllis Magrab addresses such topics as leadership, role clarification, and group atmosphere and the decisionmaking process. (CL)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Community Resources, Cooperation, Disabilities, Group Dynamics, Needs Assessment, Preschool Education, Program Development, Teamwork
Georgetown University Hospital, Child Development Center, Room CG-52, Bles Bldg., 3800 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($3.00 plus $0.75 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Affiliated Programs for the Developmentally Disabled, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared for the HEW Interagency Task Force. This document is a companion to ED 223 055, "Community Workbook for Collaborative Services to Preschool Handicapped Children."