ERIC Number: ED430357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
On Track: A Comprehensive System for Early Childhood Intervention.
Neilsen, Shelley; van den Pol, Richard A.; Guidry, Jean; Keeley, Elizabeth; Honzel, Rhonda Alt
This guide presents a comprehensive system of intervention designed to support teachers in early childhood education in inclusive environments and to satisfy federal regulations. The components of the "On Track" program enable teachers to assess an individual child's strengths and needs both at school and at home, to discover family priorities, to plan an educational program for the child, to implement individualized therapeutic programs, and to monitor progress. The program includes both an assessment section and a curriculum section. The assessment consists of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Assessment and the Family Interview Form. The skills measured by the assessment are organized into five developmental domains: social/emotional, adaptive, communication, physical, and cognitive. The Family Interview Form provides an opportunity for families to report what their children can do outside of school and to identify priorities for the educational plan. The curriculum includes Planning Sheets for when to gather data, Teaching Records that suggest methods and materials for targeting IEP objectives and provide a recordkeeping system to track child progress, and Progress Reports that provide an accountability system for recording the child's overall progress during the academic year. The guide provides hints for conducting an assessment and for using each of the components. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Design, Data Collection, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Planning, Family Environment, Individualized Education Programs, Interviews, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ., Missoula. Div. of Educational Research and Services.