ERIC Number: ED432096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways Trail Mix: A Collection of Ideas and Training Activities in Early Intervention Service Coordination.
Rosin, Peggy; Hecht, Liz; Green, Meredith; Robbins, Sue
This guide suggests ideas and activities to support training in early intervention service coordination for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities. The guide is intended to include parents as well as professionals and to be used in both service and preservice training. It is a project of the Pathways Project (Wisconsin) which stresses three core principles: family-provider partnership, (2) participant-centered instruction, and (3) collaboration. Following an overview, a chart provides a guide to the manual's 55 activities in a matrix which compares activities on program phase, family support, resource development, partnership building, team facilitation, self-care, and leadership/change. Activities include warm-ups and energizers, stories, eco-maps, panels and presentations, and others. Each activity is structured to include the purpose of the activity, approximate time needed, the trainer's needs in order to complete the activity, instructions to help guide the activity, talking points or questions to guide the activity, and necessary handouts. A section on tips for trainers precedes the individual activity descriptions. An appendix suggests strategies for supervisors and administrators for ongoing supervision, training, and support of service coordinators. (Contains approximately 135 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Services, Learning Activities, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Education, Staff Development, Training Methods
Early Intervention Program, Waisman Center, Room 231, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705; Tel: 608-265-2544; fax: 608-263-0529; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/earlyint/index.htmlx ($35 includes shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Waisman Center.