ERIC Number: ED407759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways: Service Coordination Inservice Project. Final Report.
Rosin, Peggy; And Others
This final report describes the implementation and outcomes of a project designed to assist Wisconsin in meeting its need for qualified and appropriately trained personnel to carry out their new roles as service coordinators in the provision of early intervention services. The project's activities included: (1) development of a set of training materials and instructional strategies in service coordination that are appropriate across disciplines and in a variety of training formats; (2) field testing of materials in a series of courses at state university campuses, workshops, and on-site programs; (3) development of a training guide and videotape to enhance training activities; and (4) adaptation of course content and activities for use in a correspondence course and distance learning. The inservice model, curriculum, and supplementary training materials reflect the core principles of parent-professional partnerships, participant-centered learning, and collaboration. Parent-professional partnerships were fostered through the employment of parents as staff and consultants, the development of parent-professional teams in training and field experiences, and the inclusion of parents and professionals in all activities. The participant-centered philosophy was promoted through the use of multiple methods of dissemination of the core training content, via a semester-long course, distance technology, two-day institutes, and a correspondence course. Collaboration was achieved by working with a broad-based group of stakeholders from across Wisconsin. Appendices include pre-test and post-test scores of trainees, university course evaluations and syllabi, and a product brochure. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Waisman Center.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin