ERIC Number: ED417575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Embedding Intervention Targets into Caregiving Routines and Other Activities of the Families Choice.
Hollingshead, Lorie; Harris, Kristy; Stremel, Kathleen
This training module on embedding intervention targets into caregiving routines and other activities of the families' choice 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: (1) identify examples of cultural variability; (2) identify their own behaviors related to the inclusion of families in the intervention process; (3) demonstrate positive communication skills by role playing a family situation; (4) demonstrate knowledge and skills in defining the critical features of a child's physical and social environment; (5) demonstrate knowledge in developing functional, integrated goals and objectives across skills and routines/activities; and (6) demonstrate an understanding of how to assist families/caregivers to utilize interactional processes throughout routines and to identify and implement critical skills embedded within the routine. Strategies for communication across cultures are provided and include observing and determining the meaning of nonverbal communication, allowing the family to speak in their native language, and using visual forms to explain information. Included in the module are pretest and posttest forms, seven activities to illustrate concepts, and sample forms. Transparencies summarizing key information are also provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Early Intervention, Educational Strategies, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Home Instruction, Home Programs, Infants, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Modules, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Role Playing, 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