ERIC Number: ED280204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Resident Training in Early Intervention with Handicapped Children.
Wysocki, Tim; And Others
A cooperative program between the Department of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a special education program for developmentally disabled infants and children (birth through age 3) has provided 12 pediatric residents with a four-session training program. The residents were members of an interdisciplinary team which also included the child's parent, special education teacher, psychologist, educational specialist, and members of various allied health professions. Training activities included touring the special education program facilities; reviewing the child's chart; visiting the home; observing the special education teacher complete a developmental assessment of the child; reviewing the individualized education program with the teacher; observing child evaluations by occupational, physical, speech, or music therapists; and developing a relationship with the parents so that parents would rely on the resident as a source of medical information. Evaluation results suggest that the program was effective in introducing pediatric residents to issues concerning interventions with handicapped infants. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Home Visits, Individualized Education Programs, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Medical Education, Special Education, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ. Health Sciences Center, Lubbock. Dept. of Pediatrics.; Lubbock Independent School District, TX.