ERIC Number: ED459580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug-30
CASEI Project (Consultation and Administration Specialists in Early Intervention) Final Report.
Ostrosky, Michaelene M.
This final report describes the activities and accomplishments of the Consultation and Administration Specialists in Early Intervention Project (CASEI). This federally funded project was developed to provide cross-disciplinary preservice training for early intervention (EI) specialists in Illinois. Students were recruited from a broad range of disciplines involved in early intervention. Additionally, the project recruited and was specifically designed to meet the training needs of personnel currently employed in rural early intervention settings. Training was provided within a format that allowed students to maintain their employment, including a combination of summer and weekend coursework, and two internships. Both the coursework and the internships reflected a family-centered, collaborative, and interdisciplinary team perspective. Response from CASEI students indicates that they believe the quality of the personnel preparation project offers a model for personnel preparation that can address the shortage of highly skilled early interventionists who work with children with disabilities and their families in rural areas. The report contains information describing the completion of the project's goals and objectives. The appendices provide documentation of CASEI course requirements, examples of course ratings and student feedback, student demographics, and examples of surveys and other artifacts developed during the course of the project. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Special Education.