ERIC Number: ED368111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Rural Early Intervention Training Project: Preparation of Personnel To Work in Rural Areas. Final Report.
The University of Oregon developed a rural personnel preparation training program for early intervention personnel. The program was centered in a targeted rural area in Oregon for each of 3 years and graduated 8 students per year for a total of 24 trainees. The content of the program was designed to develop competencies in infant and child development, family, program management, professional development, and service delivery. An emphasis of the program was on practica activities in the trainees' locale. The didactic coursework took place 12 hours monthly at a site in the rural community. One core course in early intervention was taught each quarter at the rural site, in addition to completion of 4 practicum hours. A three-term interdisciplinary issues seminar (1 credit hour each term) was also offered. This seminar provided students the opportunity to learn about the roles/responsibilities of medical and allied health professionals and about transdisciplinary and interagency approaches in early intervention. Evaluation results suggest high student satisfaction with coursework, supervisors, and instructors. This report outlines goals and objectives, the program's theoretical and conceptual framework, description of the model and participants, methodological or logistical problems, evaluation results, program impact, and future activities. An appendix contains correspondence that documents participants' responses. (Contains 14 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center on Human Development.