ERIC Number: ED427473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Trans/Team Outreach: An In-Service Model Replication Project. Final Report.
Garland, Corinne W.; Frank, Adrienne
This report discusses a project designed to replicate a five-step model of inservice training which will help early intervention teams provide more family-centered, transdisciplinary service delivery. During 1995-1998, the Trans/Team Outreach program provided training and technical assistance to early intervention teams in eight states and Washington, D.C. The project had three goals: (1) to ensure that outreach activities and the replication of the Trans/Team model are of assistance to lead agencies in accomplishing full implementation of early intervention services in each state in which the project operates; (2) to increase awareness of and use of the Trans/Team model and its products through dissemination activities; and (3) to replicate the Trans/Team model of transdisciplinary inservice training with local early intervention teams. The steps to the five-step model of inservice training include an individualized needs assessment process, training and technical assistance, planning for change, technical support for change, and verification and feedback of change. Evaluation of the project indicates that the program made a significant contribution to current practices at the community and state levels. Appendices include information on replication sites and awareness activities, sample evaluation instruments, and changes made in service delivery practices. (Contains 23 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Services, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Teamwork, Technical Assistance, Training Methods, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Resources, Norge, VA.