ERIC Number: ED417530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Caring for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: New Roles for Physicians. Final Report.
Garland, Corinne W.; Kniest, Barbara A.; Quigley, Andrea C.
This report discusses the activities of the Caring for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: New Roles for Physicians Outreach Project (CFIT Outreach), a program designed to increase physician participation in the early intervention system through replication of a proven model of inservice training. The model, which provides continuing medical education for physicians, was developed in collaboration with the Virginia chapters of the American Academies of Pediatrics and of Family Physicians and with the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The curriculum was based on a set of competencies developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and adapted by the project. The model includes three replicable components: (1) state planning, in which CFIT Outreach staff work with an interdisciplinary state leadership planning group and use a train-the-trainer approach to train teams to conduct introductory seminars; (2) seminars, which introduce physicians to the concepts of a community-based, family-centered team approach to early intervention and to independent study; and (3) independent study, which includes an independent study manual and accompanying audiotapes to provide information on child find, development evaluation and assessment, Individualized Family Service Plans, and transition. Appendices include CFIT competencies, an introductory seminar agenda, and independent study manual introductory materials. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Competency Based Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Education, Models, Pediatrics, Physicians, Preschool Education, Statewide Planning, Toddlers, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Resources, Norge, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia