ERIC Number: ED407770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Physicians Training Project. Final Report.
Bruder, Mary Beth
This final report describes the accomplishments and activities of a project which developed, implemented, and evaluated training activities for medical students, pediatric residents, and practicing physicians to enhance their understanding of and involvement with early intervention and the special education system in Connecticut. The training content developed for medical students is presented in nine self-study manuals grouped under the headings of philosophy, service delivery models, and collaboration. The training content for residents involved presentations, three self-paced training manuals, and practicum experience. Practicing physicians were given presentations and printed materials. Project evaluation focused on the training activities, participant outcomes, and family perceptions of the participants. The project provided training to 30 medical students, 28 pediatric residents, and about 350 practicing physicians. A booklet for physicians was distributed to 500 physicians and a booklet for parents to 400 families. Most of the report consists of appendixes which include: (1) the nine manuals for medical students; (2) the curriculum materials for residents; (3) results of curriculum evaluation by residents; (4) a report on a survey of Connecticut pediatricians concerning early intervention and special education; (5) a summary of the seminars for physicians; and (6) a document on trends in inclusive pediatric services. The main report contains 17 references. Some appendices also contain references. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Graduate Medical Students, Higher Education, Infants, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Interprofessional Relationship, Medical Education, Medical Services, Medical Students, Participant Satisfaction, Partnerships in Education, Pediatrics, Physicians, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Seminars, Special Education, State Surveys, Toddlers, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut