ERIC Number: ED417570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Early Education Program for Children with Multiple Disabilities: A Mechanism To Utilize Integrated Early Intervention Teams for Infants & Toddlers with Multiple Disabilities. Final Report.
Batson, Nancy F.; Quick, Jennifer; Bennett, Theresa
This final report discusses the activities of the Mississippi Early Education Program for Children with Multiple Disabilities, a program designed to train Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H service coordinators and service providers to use family centered strategies. Two levels of training activities were implemented. The first level of training activities included inservice training sessions in which changes in information and knowledge were targeted for families, service coordinators, and service providers. The second level involved more intensive training activities, in which project staff accompanied service providers into homes and used a mentoring process to help the providers and families adopt intervention strategies. Training modules are attached and include: (1) a condensed version of the training modules; (2) a module for focusing on a better approach to family centeredness; (3) a module for integrating communication skills into functional routines and activities; (4) a module for developing communication skills in learners with severe disabilities; (5) a model for transitioning into a preschool program; and (6) a module for embedding intervention targets into caregiving routines and other activities of the families choice. An instructional videotape is included, along with an information packet on BRIDGES (Bringing Resources, Inclusion, and Developmentally Appropriate Gains to Every Child in Mississippi). (CR)
Descriptors: Children, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Home Instruction, Home Programs, Infants, Inservice Education, Mentors, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Toddlers, Training Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H