ERIC Number: ED379897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Family Module. Teams in Early Intervention.
Arango, Polly; And Others
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. This training module emphasizes the importance of the family as the basis in delivering early intervention services. The first section, "Pathways to Teaming," outlines reasons for consulting with families; presents a framework for effective communication; emphasizes the importance of viewing the child from a holistic perspective and taking time to build a relationship between family and professional; and offers family-centered principles for speech/language pathologists, occupational/physical therapists, and health care professionals. The second section, "A Framework for Early Intervention," points out the need to determine what other team members want from families and offers a mechanism whereby family expertise can be applied to the Performance Competence Model to determine how children interact with their environment. Five handouts and overheads are appended. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Role, Health Personnel, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, 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.