ERIC Number: ED417574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for Transitioning into a Preschool Program.
This training module on transitioning young children with disabilities into preschool programs 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. Objectives of the training include teaching practitioners to recognize the importance of agency collaboration for the transition from intervention services to preschool. The module was developed to be used as a guideline for assisting families and service providers in planning the movement from home-based services to center-based services. It is divided into the following sections: (1) introduction and pre-post test; (2) transition collaboration; (3) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B, H, and Head Start; (4) sample of final goals appropriate to complete the requirements for including transition on the Individualized Family Service Plan; (5) gathering information and recognizing the needs for a successful transition process; (6) a model that can be utilized to facilitate the transition meeting; (7) common barriers that are found in interagency coordination, how to recognize those barriers, and strategies for working together for a successful transition. An appendix includes relevant forms and transparencies. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Family Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Inservice Education, Learning Modules, Meetings, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Severe Disabilities, Toddlers, Training Methods, Transitional Programs
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 B; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H