ERIC Number: ED379896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Healthcare Professional Module. Teams in Early Intervention.
McClain, Cate; Handmaker, Stan
Project TIE (Teams in Early Intervention) was conceptualized to meet the need for: (1) involvement of formerly "ancillary" service professionals in early intervention for children with disabilities, (2) high quality family-centered services, and (3) training in the team approach. The project provides training to four groups that might constitute an early intervention team--speech/language pathologists, motor therapists, health care professionals, and family members. The goal of this training module is to have team members understand how health care professionals approach developmental concerns. The module presents reasons for consulting with health care professionals, a framework for effective communication, medical risk factors for developmental problems, the medical work-up of a child with developmental delay, growth parameters, what other team members want from health care professionals, and application of the health care professional's expertise to the Performance Competence Model (which determines how children interact with their environment). The module includes an outline of content in each of these areas and copies of 16 overheads and handouts. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Child Development, Clinical Diagnosis, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Health Personnel, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Evaluation, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Professional Development, Speech Therapy, Teamwork, Therapists, Training
University of New Mexico/Training Unit/UAP, Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131-5020 ($10 each, set of six $60).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. School of Medicine.
Note: For related documents, see EC 303 770-775. This module was designed to be used in conjunction with the introductory module, EC 303 770.