ERIC Number: ED354679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Related Services into Programs for Students with Severe and Multiple Handicaps. Kentucky Systems Change Project.
Smith, Pamela D.
This document provides information regarding the coordination of services in educational settings to address the complex needs of students in Kentucky with severe and multiple handicaps, ages 3 to 21. The first section outlines the role of related services in educational settings. The second section describes various team models of service delivery, with emphasis on the transdisciplinary team approach. The third section describes quality program indicators related to transdisciplinary service delivery and integrated therapy, with suggestions on how to implement these in educational settings. These indicators include block scheduling; assessments for programming purposes; embedding of related services objectives into individualized education programs; integrated service delivery; integrated adaptations; consultation, training, and role release; and information exchange and team meetings. The final section discusses administrative issues related to implementing transdisciplinary services, with suggested staff development activities. Appendixes provide transdisciplinary teaming forms, a team activity on defining administrative barriers to implementation, a list of training resources, a list of 20 additional readings, and a list of organizational and print resources on occupational and physical therapy services. (Contains 16 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multiple Disabilities, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Pupil Personnel Services, Severe Disabilities, Staff Development, Staff Role, Teacher Role, Teamwork
University of Kentucky, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, 114 Mineral Industries Bldg., Lexington, KY 40506-0051 ($4).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Children.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY. Interdisciplinary Human Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky