ERIC Number: ED355745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project Lexington: Training Child Care Personnel To Serve Young Children with Disabilities in Integrated Settings (1989-1992). Final Report.
Middendorf, Karen L.; And Others
This final report describes activities of the 3-year Project Lexington Multidisciplinary Training Program for Child Care Personnel at the University of Kentucky. The project goal was to train child care personnel in skills needed to facilitate the integration of children with disabilities into generic child care settings. The project worked with 11 child care programs providing multidisciplinary training to 103 child care personnel. The model involved 40 hours of training, including 22 hours of interactive classroom training, 6 hours of site visit/observation, 6 hours of supervised practicums, and 6 hours of center-based follow-up technical assistance. The interdisciplinary approach involved trainers with backgrounds in regular early childhood education, early childhood special education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and severe and profound special education. Research/evaluation results indicated that training program participants increased positive attitudes toward serving children with severe disabilities and that collaborative relationships between day care and specialized service agencies were enhanced. An inservice training manual is appended and makes up most of this document. Titled "Project Lexington Inservice Training: Expanding Community Child Care Opportunities for Children with Special Needs," it includes an introduction and overview (including a competency list), guidelines and forms for a needs assessment, sample training formats, technical assistance formats and forms, and evaluation forms. The manual has 35 references and includes instructional material handouts. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Attitude Change, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mainstreaming, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Special Education, Speech Therapy, Staff Development, Technical Assistance, Training Methods, Workshops, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY. Interdisciplinary Human Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky