ERIC Number: ED297529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Multidisciplinary Team Staffing Practicum.
One component of the final report of a 3-year project to train speech language pathologists and audiologists to deliver services to young children (birth to age 5) with communication disorders, the paper describes the project's model of multidisciplinary team interaction involving parents as integral to team function. The program stresses the developmental interaction approach to orienting trainees to their role as facilitator in developing parental advocacy. The professional's role is seen to be one of educator, advisor, support system, and in some cases coordinator in facilitating parents to be active participants in their role as the child's advocate. This was accomplished through two preparatory conferences prior to the interdisciplinary parent conference/staffing meeting as well as a post staffing conference meeting and follow-up. Outlined are the roles of the parent advocate and the coordinator at multidisciplinary staffings with associated evaluation forms. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Dept. of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Note: In: Special Project for the Preparation of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Competent Services to Handicapped Children, Birth to Age 5. Project Summary Report, 8/20/84 to 8/19/87. Final Report; see EC 210 376.