ERIC Number: ED403706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Project TIE (Teams in Early Intervention) Outreach: An Outreach Project To Train Statewide, Regional and Local Teams of Early Intervention Personnel and Parents. Final Report.
Beam, Gail Chasey; Ford, Valerie L.
This final report describes activities and achievements of Project TIE (Teams in Early Intervention) Outreach, a 3-year project which provided training for regional and local interdisciplinary teams (including parents) in New Mexico. The model used by the project stresses: (1) interdisciplinary communication, (2) a common framework for early intervention, (3) team building, (4) cultural considerations, and (5) community linkages. The model is designed for use with a variety of teams including health, developmental evaluation and assessment, and early intervention, serving children from birth through age 5 with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. A unique feature of the TIE model is its emphasis on team culture. The model involves assessment of a team's performance before designing a training plan and the maintenance of good teaming skills through long-term, regular follow-up. TIE Outreach provided facilitated learning experiences to 551 individuals involved in early intervention or preschool services to 2,975 children and families in New Mexico and throughout the country. The Project produced a pilot CD-ROM on team building. Individual sections of the report describe the Project's goals and objectives, conceptual framework, training model, methodological/logistical problems and resolutions, evaluation findings, impact, and future activities. Appended are such related documents as a description of the CD-ROM, reports of focus groups, evaluation materials, and an article titled "Helping Parents Feel Comfortable in the Schools" by Gail Beam and Valerie Ford. (Contains 18 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Competency Based Education, Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Media, Family School Relationship, Group Dynamics, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Outreach Programs, Preschool Education, Program Development, Staff Development, Teamwork, Technical Assistance, Therapists
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: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Health Sciences Center.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico