ERIC Number: ED344366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Project Trans/Team Inservice Training Project. Final Report.
Garland, Corinne W.; Buck, Deana M.
This final report describes, Project Trans/Team, a 3-year infant inservice training project designed to provide training and technical assistance to programs that serve children from birth to 3 years of age who have disabilities, are developmentally delayed, or are at risk. The project provided training to 20 programs and 282 professionals in six states: Texas, New Hampshire, Virginia, Maryland, New Mexico, and New York. In each state the project worked in coordination with the state lead agency to identify local sites and related administrative and service issues. Training and technical assistance was based on individualized program development and staff development needs. The Project Trans/Team Program Profile Needs Assessment was developed to identify program and staff needs. The project developed and field tested several training units which address: the transdisciplinary team approach to early intervention; family systems; transition; interagency collaboration; team building; and case management. Followup data showed inservice training by the project resulted in significant plans for program change in 85 percent of programs trained. Most frequently mentioned areas of program change were team functioning and family focus. Five appendixes include sample pages of a training unit, program details, the needs assessment instrument, and a sample training agenda. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Williamsburg Area Child Development Resources, Inc., Lightfoot, VA.