ERIC Number: ED403672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
MITCH Training Guide: Strategies for the Coordination of MITCH Training within a Community. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model for Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps.
Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
This guide describes the Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps (MITCH) program and suggests ways to implement this training program for Florida caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities on a local level. It includes guidelines for conducting training sessions and for training instructors. Specifically, the guide describes: responsibilities of trained MITCH instructors; the existing network of instructors and coordination by geographic area; the role and responsibilities of Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System Network Group Coordinators; criteria for choosing persons to be trained as instructors; procedures for training instructors; procedures for setting up a MITCH training session; and material for doing a presentation about MITCH. The MITCH program has developed 13 training modules which provide caregivers with training on: (1) intellectual development, (2) speech and language development, (3) meeting special needs, (4) the impact of the special needs child on family functioning, (5) listening and sensory integration, (6) the caregiving environment, (7) behavior management, (8) health care, (9) motor development, (10) nutrition and feeding, (11) communication skills for caregivers, (12) visual impairments, and (13) children at risk due to substance abuse. Appendices include reproducible MITCH forms, names and addresses of resource agencies, and general information about Project MITCH. Also included is an addendum for the MITCH Training modules which contain listed corrections that should be made to the text of the materials and a list of handout/overhead pages that have been revised. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Authoring Institution: Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida