ERIC Number: ED448565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Training Personnel for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities Program. Component 2: Preparation of Related Services Personnel (Pediatric Residents). Final Report.
Bruder, Mary Beth
This final report describes the activities and outcomes of a project designed to develop, implement, and evaluate a new three-year longitudinal competency based curriculum for pediatric residents on their role in early intervention and special education. The curriculum consisted of four half-days per month for every resident in an ambulatory primary care block (4 months/year/resident) during their three years of training. The curriculum components included observation and participation in clinical care for children with disabilities at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, participation in home visits for children with disabilities, observations of children in early intervention and special education settings (either natural environments or inclusionary settings), observations and participation in Individualized Family Service Plan and Individualized Education Program meetings, coordination and evaluation of health related services, and participation in state or local planning task forces in early intervention and special education. Written materials, manuals, and an evaluation model using individual portfolios documenting competencies associated with this curriculum were developed as part of the project. The report includes a discussion of project goals and objectives, the theoretical and conceptual framework of the project, the training model, and the impact of the project. Extensive appendices are included. (Contains 64 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Graduate Medical Students, Higher Education, Infants, Pediatrics, Physicians, Portfolio Assessment, Professional Development, Services, Special Education, Teamwork, Toddlers, Training Methods, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut