ERIC Number: ED313867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers: A Team Effort. ERIC Digest #461.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
This information sheet summarizes findings from two reports: "Staffing Patterns and Team Models in Infancy Programs" by Jeanette McCollum and Mary-alayne Hughes, and "Early Intervention Team Approaches: The Transdisciplinary Model" by Geneva Woodruff and Mary McGonigel. The digest outlines the provisions of the Education of the Handicapped Amendments of 1986, (Public Law 99-457), the types of children who are eligible for services, and the services which must be made available. It describes the functioning of early intervention teams, which are composed of professionals representing a variety of disciplines: special education; social work; psychology; medicine; child development; and physical, occupational, and speech and language therapy; and which may also include parents. Three service delivery models that structure interaction among team members in different ways are discussed: multidisciplinary teams, interdisciplinary teams, and transdisciplinary teams. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Preschool Education, Teamwork, Toddlers
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid, product no. 461).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986