ERIC Number: ED451673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-21
Creating Systems Change To Improve Services to Young Children with Disabilities: An Outreach Training Project. Final Report.
Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center on Human Development.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a multi-site, multi-state outreach training project that used information generated from a proven model of exemplary practices previously funded by an early childhood education model demonstration program. The outreach training and technical assistance was developed in conjunction with early intervention/early childhood special education coordinators to ensure that regional and state needs were addressed and met. When possible, family members were also involved in the development of needs statements that guided and directed the outreach training and technical assistance that was provided. The seven training sites (Oregon, Louisiana, Washington, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Nevada, and Alaska) were able to choose from a menu of topics (e.g., curriculum-based assessment, development of functional Individualized Family Service Plans, involvement of families in assessment, naturalistic approaches to early intervention) and how they would like the training delivered. Participant sites were encouraged to adopt a "train-the-trainer" approach and were asked to send a representative to the initial training who could provide training to personnel located at individual sites. Evaluation data indicated most participants found the information presented useful to them and felt ready to use the information. The report describes the conceptual framework of the project, training activities, and evaluation measures and findings. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Models, Outreach Programs, Professional Development, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Technical Assistance, Training Methods
Early Intervention Program, 5253 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5253.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center on Human Development.
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