ERIC Number: ED406815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways: A Training & Resource Guide for Enhancing Skills in Early Intervention Service Coordination [Training Guide and Videotape].
Rosin, Peggy; And Others
Service coordination in early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities is the focus of this training guide and accompanying videotape. Section 1 describes service coordination as defined by Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the various models or approaches to service coordination, the history of early intervention service coordination, and positive and negative aspects of service coordination. Section 2 details the individualized family service plan (IFSP) process and the four phases of service coordination. The philosophy underlying the IFSP process is discussed and strategies for working with families and the early intervention team are provided. Procedural safeguards in the IFSP are also reviewed. Section 3 provides strategies for enhancing communication with families who have children with special needs. This part also addresses teamwork, interagency communication, strategies for working with conflict, and leadership styles and skills. A problem-solving technique and "real life" scenarios are presented in section 4. Each section in the guide includes group activities and individual activities based on the information provided and lists of additional resources. The videotape depicts four scenarios that illustrate some of the challenges faced in the provision of early intervention service coordination; a video guide summarizes the scenarios and offers questions for group discussion. (Each section contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Due Process, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Interpersonal Communication, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Styles, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Teamwork, Toddlers
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Waisman Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H