ERIC Number: ED403704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Trans/Team Outreach: An Inservice Model Replication Project. Final Report.
Garland, Corinne W.; Frank, Adrienne
This final report describes achievements and activities of the Trans/Team Outreach Project, a Virginia project to replicate a model of inservice training designed to help early childhood intervention teams move toward more family-centered, transdisciplinary service delivery for young children with disabilities and their families. Trans/Team Outreach has provided training and technical assistance to nearly 50 early intervention teams from a variety of geographic and administrative settings. Ninety-six percent of those teams reported significant program change as a result of the training. Trans/Team Outreach used an individualized needs assessment process to determine team need for training in family-centered services, the transdisiciplinary approach to service delivery, and team interaction. Teams participated in on-site training workshops based on identified needs and received follow-up technical assistance in development and implementation of plans for change. The Trans/Team curriculum addressed: the transdisciplinary approach to service delivery, family-centered service systems, team approach to assessment, the family-centered individualized family service plan (IFSP) process, IFSP implementation and service coordination, interagency collaboration, and building successful early intervention teams. The report describes project goals and objectives, its theoretical approach, the trans/team model, problems encountered, evaluation activities and results, project impact and accomplishments, and planned future activities. Appendices provide documentation of project activities and changes made in service delivery practices as well as samples of evaluation instruments. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Staff Development, Teaching Models, Teamwork, Technical Assistance, Training Methods, Workshops
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: Child Development Resources, Norge, VA.