ERIC Number: ED417571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-31
A Module for Focusing on a Better Approach to Family Centeredness.
Hollingshead, Lorie; Harris, Kristy
This training module on family centeredness is from 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. The first part of the module, "Trainer Guidelines," presents instruction and major points to be made during the lecture and the second part of the module, "Trainee Workbook," contains a corresponding expansion of the lecture. Both parts are divided into the following sections: (1) an introductory section that provides an overview of the goals and objectives of the module; (2) a section on identifying variables that discusses how society defines "family" and how to focus on the family system; (3) a section on developing an Eco-Map that provides a step-by-step approach and the outcomes; (4) a section on developing positive communication that highlights the do's and don'ts of nonverbal and verbal communication; and (5) a final section that gives an overview of the module and provides a final measure of change in knowledge after the inservice training. Activities, along with transparencies, are provided to illustrate key concepts. (CR)
Descriptors: Children, Definitions, Early Intervention, Environmental Influences, Family Programs, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Home Instruction, Home Programs, Infants, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Competence, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Toddlers, Training Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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