ERIC Number: ED372531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-1
The UIC Therapeutic Partnership Project. Final Report.
Lawlor, Mary C.; Cada, Elizabeth A.
This interdisciplinary inservice training project at the University of Illinois at Chicago was designed to improve early childhood occupational and physical therapy services by developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating a comprehensive training model. The competency-based program was designed to address the developmental needs of practitioners, from foundational skills to advanced practice competencies. The program allowed therapists who were working to remain in the provider pool while enhancing their skills. Participants collaborated with project faculty and clinical supervisors in developing individualized learning contracts. Foundational Level therapists enrolled in a lecture series and completed an extensive supervised practicum. Training at the Enrichment Level included completion of a continuing education program involving didactic sessions and videotape case analyses. Advanced Level training addressed highly specialized competencies that required practicum experiences supervised by qualified practitioners. Follow-up activities for participating therapists included seminar meetings emphasizing faculty and peer review. Appendices contain competency statements; a parent advisory committee report; the Individual Learning Plan; various evaluation forms; a reprint of an article by Mary C. Lawlor and Elizabeth A. Cada titled "Partnerships between Therapists, Parents, and Children"; and results of a survey of 276 occupational and physical therapists in Illinois. A participant's guide titled "Forming Partnerships with Families" is also provided. It includes information and exercises for a self-paced, video-based course dealing with the family, interpersonal relationships, the multidiscilinary conference meeting, and development of the Individualized Family Service Plan. The participant's guide is accompanied by three videotape recordings. (Contains 19 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Family Service Plans, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Occupational Therapy, Parent Participation, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapy, Practicums, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Teaching Models, Teamwork, Therapists
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Associated Health Professions, 1919 West Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60612-7250 (report and 3 videotapes).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Dept. of Occupational Therapy.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois