ERIC Number: ED347743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Working with Families in Early Intervention: An Interdisciplinary Preservice Curriculum. Second Edition.
Winton, Pamela J.
This interdisciplinary curriuclum is intended as a framework for teaching a families course. It is designed to be used with graduate students studying early intervention work with families of young children with disabilities. The curriculum attempts to provide students with information related to family theory, research, policy, and law with direct application for working with families. It provides students with opportunities to apply this information to their own experiences as family members and as professionals working with families, and opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary discussions and activities. The instructional objectives covered in the curriculum are at the knowledge and attitude levels, rather than at the behavioral level. Section I provides an overview of the development of the curriculum. Section II contains the course syllabus and eleven 3-hour modules. Each module is described in terms of student objectives (either knowledge-based or attitude-based), suggested readings, and suggested student activities. The 11 modules cover: a rationale for an interdisciplinary approach to early intervention, family theories, family adaptation, models for an empowering approach to families, the family as members of the team, identification of family resources and concerns, collaboration in goal setting and intervention, communication strategies, and service coordination. Section III contains course and student evaluation information. Section IV provides a bibliography of approximately 100 references. Appendices contain a list of student competencies for working with families in early intervention, figures and tables for reproducing overheads, and training materials related to the student activities. (JDD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preschool Education, Student Educational Objectives, Young Children
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, CB No. 8180, 105 Smith Level Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Note: A product of the Carolina Institute for Research on Infant Personnel Preparation.