ERIC Number: ED361961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Skills Inventory for Teams (SIFT): A Resource for Teams.
Garland, Corinne; And Others
The Skills Inventory for Teams (SIFT) was developed for early intervention practitioners from a variety of disciplines to help them evaluate their ability to work as part of an early intervention team in identifying and serving young children with disabilities. The Team Member section is designed to help individual team members identify the skills that they need to work on a team, and the Team section helps the whole team identify team development needs. The SIFT includes items that reflect competencies or skills that can be observed as well as items that address the team member's values and attitudes regarding teamwork. It does not assess specific clinical skills and competencies. It uses a criterion-referenced system and is an expansion of the "Team Effectiveness Rating Scale" developed by R. Neugebauer. Results can be used to create staff development plans. For each of the two sections, a screening scale and an assessment checklist is provided. The screening scales are administered first, to identify key areas of need and strength regarding teamwork. Based on the results of the screening scales, assessment checklists are used to help team members further define and clarify their areas of need. (Contains 30 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Interdisciplinary Approach, Needs Assessment, Organizational Effectiveness, Rating Scales, Self Evaluation (Groups), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, Team Training, Teamwork, Values
Child Development Resources, Training Center, P.O. Box 299, Lightfoot, VA 23090-0299 ($24.95 each, 1-25; $14.95 each, 26 or more).
Publication Type: 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.