ERIC Number: ED361959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Transdisciplinary Arena Assessment Process Viewing Guide. A Resource for Teams.
Frank, Adrienne; McCollum, Jeanette
This guide was developed to accompany a 43-minute video that introduces early intervention personnel to the transdisciplinary (TD) assessment process. The transdisciplinary team consists of the family and professionals from various disciplines, working together to share information and skills across disciplinary boundaries in assessment, program planning and implementation, and evaluation of progress. It is an arena model in that one team member is prepared and authorized to interact with the child and family to elicit a range of child behaviors while other team members observe. The guide illustrates a six-step assessment process leading to the development of an Individualized Family Service Plan. The six steps include: pre-assessment home visit, pre-assessment planning meeting, arena assessment, post-assessment review meeting, report writing, and debriefing. Five supporting activities, with varying levels of learning and time requirements, are provided to help viewers of the videotape achieve a deeper understanding of the assessment process. These activities include: reviewing the video with guided observation, reviewing the video with guided observation and group discussion of the individual steps, group discussion of the TD model and process, analysis of current team process, and goal setting by the team. Appendixes provide assessment forms, a checklist for guided observation, and a list of 35 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Models, Teamwork, Videotape Recordings
Child Development Resources, Training Center, P.O. Box 299, Lightfoot, VA 23090-0299 (Item #CDR91E: $149.95, guide and videotape).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; 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.