ERIC Number: ED295390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
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"Taking the I.E.P. Home": A Model for Improved Collaboration between Residential and Educational Programs.
Hartwick, Patrick J.; Blattenberger, Michael P.
This paper presents an interagency collaboration model designed to improve collaboration between residential programs and special education teachers involved with students residing in a community-based program. It uses the individualized educational program (IEP) process to provide a mechanism for transfer and generalization of goals between programs. The interagency collaboration concept is equated with consultancy models from other occupations and philosophical orientations, including clinical, mental health, education and training, and behavioral. The model comprises five steps: (1) scheduling contact and regular communication between school personnel and parents or residential staff; (2) establishing a positive working relationship among all those professionals providing services; (3) establishing goals which require each professional to identify and prioritize instructional objectives and maintain consistent instructional methods across programs; (4) maintaining on-going communication through regular meetings, telephone conversations, or written correspondence regarding progress toward goals; and (5) conducting a regular review of program plans in order to evaluate data collected, identify additional problems or needs, and revise methods or goals accordingly. (VW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (110th, Denver, CO, May 25-29, 1986).