ERIC Number: ED400645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Medically Fragile Inservice for Related Services Teams--Outreach (M-First). Final Report.
Haley, Patrick C.; And Others
This final report describes a program that developed and prepared a cadre of more than 120 Education Service District staff to become trainers, technical assistance providers, and expert resources in the provision of services to young children (ages 0-8) who are medically fragile or dependent on medical technology for their well being, and their families, throughout Oregon and Washington. Cadre training was designed to prepare participants to provide, coordinate, and enhance educational, safety, and health-related services for the target population. The training centered around three major areas: (1) technical skills; (2) team process; and (3) service delivery. The program included a needs assessment component which led to competency-based training in selected training events in each site. Training was augmented by project-supported follow-up activities and technical assistance based on individual goals developed by cadre participants. One of the challenges faced by the project was the difficulty in obtaining parent input due to their inability to attend meetings. (CR)
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 Health Sciences Univ., Portland. Child Development and Rehabilitation Center.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Washington