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ERIC Number: ED358994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Team Assessment of Infants in the Rural Setting.
Evans, Marc
SoonerStart is a collaborative interagency effort that provides services to approximately 2,000 developmentally delayed infants and toddlers in Oklahoma. In rural north-central Oklahoma, the early intervention team consists of a regional coordinator, resource coordinator (case manager), child development specialist (lead clinician), nurse, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist. In the past 2 years, this team has conducted 300 assessments, primarily in rural homes. The team uses a four-part organizational and tracking system to ensure timely and quality services. Initial aspects of the assessment phase include: referral; initial home visit by the resource coordinator; assignment of the primary services provider; and clinical intake, information gathering, and initial screening by the primary provider. Prior to assessment, the team meets to review available information and to decide who will act as facilitator and coach during the assessment procedure, what behaviors of the child require specific attention, and the details of the assessment procedure and travel plans. During a team assessment, only the facilitator and the family handle the child. The coach prompts the facilitator, as necessary, and other team members quietly observe and record the child's behaviors. Later, the results are compiled into a report, and team members make recommendations to the primary service provider and the resource coordinator, who are responsible for writing and implementing a service plan with the family. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma