ERIC Number: ED298724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Concurrent Services Model.
Tazioli, Pam; And Others
Children with disabilities and their families tend to interact with numerous human services agencies, but often no formal mechanisms exist to coordinate the agencies' services. The Concurrent Services Model was developed and pilot tested to meet this need. Strategies are offered to ensure that interactions among agencies become more efficient and comfortable for all participants, and that interagency cooperation becomes more beneficial for professionals, parents, and children alike. The strategies aim to be easy to implement, to require few additional resources and staff, and to be detailed enough to facilitate implementation. The successful completion of these strategies requires administrative support and encourages parent involvement. The model is organized into five issue areas: identification and awareness, communication among service providers, individualized planning, communication with parents, and evaluation of concurrent services activities. For each issue area, strategies are outlined along with required actions, persons involved, materials needed, and evaluation questions. Many sample forms are included, such as surveys of concurrent service providers and community services, correspondence, program description form, program evaluation form, conflict recognition worksheet, needs identification form, individualized education program input form, parent satisfaction survey, and mutual exchange of information form. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Organizational Communication, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Social Agencies, Youth Agencies
University of Washington, Nancy Smith, Experimental Education Unit, WJ-10, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, Seattle, WA 98195 ($5.00 payable to the University of Washington).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Special Services and Professional Programs.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education.
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