ERIC Number: ED421817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention Service Coordinator's Skills Inventory.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg. Office of Mental Retardation.
Developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, this skills inventory addresses skill development for service coordinators in two major areas: technical skills development related to the service coordination duties as defined by state and federal statues and policies, and personal skill development related to attitudes and knowledge about families, disabilities, culture, communication, team dynamics, conflict management, and self care. This inventory addresses skill development in both of these areas through a framework that examines seven major landmarks in the interaction of service coordination and family support. The seven landmarks are: (1) first contact; (2) the multidisciplinary evaluation process; (3) developing the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); (4) implementation and monitoring of the IFSP; (5) handling crisis and conflict; (6) review of the IFSP; and (7) transition. Each landmark section contains the major technical and personal skills that a service coordinator needs to support families during this activity. The inventory is intended to be a self assessment and guide to continued staff development. It is also designed to be used to guide local or regional training efforts for service coordinators. (CR)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Integrated Services, Interdisciplinary Approach, Minimum Competencies, Skill Development, Staff Development, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Training, Young Children
World Wide Web: http://www.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Public_Welfare/mypomr.html
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg. Office of Mental Retardation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H