ERIC Number: ED407773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
TIPS: Trends for Inclusive Pediatric Services.
Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.
This guide was developed as part of a project to provide practicing physicians with training to enhance their understanding of and involvement with early intervention and the special education system in Connecticut. The introductory section notes that best practices in both primary medical care and early intervention promote care that is family centered, community based, comprehensive, collaborative, coordinated, continuous, and culturally competent. The following nine sections provide information on: (1) laws pertaining to children with disabilities; (2) family-centered health care; (3) cultural competence; (4) care coordination and the medical home; (5) communicating with families; (6) collaboration and alliance building; (7) procedures for early intervention referrals; (8) community involvement; and (9) tools for enhancing care. A self-check section encourages self-evaluation, reflection, and application of the material. Attached is a set of sample forms to assist in tracking and coordinating services. (Contains 45 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Community Services, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Inservice Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Medical Education, Medical Services, Pediatrics, Physicians, Records (Forms), Referral, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut