ERIC Number: ED416656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs and Their Families: Collaboration.
Bruder, Mary Beth
These teacher training materials derive from a personnel preparation special project that developed, implemented, and evaluated a teaching model on collaborations necessary for effective delivery of early intervention. The first module on collaboration provides information on the rationale for collaboration and the benefits and drawbacks of different conflict management styles (competitive, avoidance, accommodating, compromising, and collaborative). Barriers to collaboration, including competition between agencies, lack of organizational structure for coordination, technical factors, and personnel are also discussed. The module also discusses methods for resolving conflicts and negotiation strategies. Identified strategies include separating the people from the problem, focusing on mutual interests, inventing options and alternatives for mutual gain, managing anger and resistance, insisting on using objective criteria, and selecting options and alternatives. A second module on collaborative consultation describes the benefits of consultation, the principles of consultation and consultation strategies, and examples of consultation in therapy and childcare. Both modules include extensive faculty presentation guides for each of the major discussion areas, classroom handouts, activities, and transparencies for illustrating concepts. (Each module includes references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interprofessional Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Models, Toddlers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut