ERIC Number: ED411654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Inclusion Partners: A Support Training Model. Final Report, September 1, 1993 to June 30, 1997.
Palsha, Sharon; Wesley, Patricia
This final report discusses the outcomes of a North Carolina project designed to prepare professionals and paraprofessionals to deliver quality services in inclusive settings to young children with disabilities and their families. The primary component of the project was to develop and implement an on-site, inservice collaborative consultation model in which 40 early childhood professionals were trained as consultants to work with child care staff in their communities to improve the quality of child care environments. Consultants were primarily early intervention outreach specialists and resource and referral agency staff. The second component of the project was to support early childhood community college faculty in their curriculum planning and teaching efforts to prepare students to provide services to children with disabilities and their families. Evaluation data indicate that the on-site consultation model was successful in improving the quality of early childhood environments. By providing on-site follow up related to the participants identified needs, changes were made in program quality that were both measurable and lasting. The community college component of the program was also successful. Contains 2 tables and 12 figures. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina