ERIC Number: EJ1014103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Service Coordination Knowledge through Professional Development
Childress, Dana C.; Raver, Sharon A.; Michalek, Anne M. P.; Wilson, Corinne L.
Infants and Young Children, v26 n2 p164-176 Apr-Jun 2013
All eligible infants and toddlers who receive early intervention services under Part C of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are entitled to service coordination. To examine the effectiveness of one state's service coordination training and its impact on knowledge and skill development, a pretest--posttest design with follow-up survey was employed. Thirty-nine service coordinators and other early intervention practitioners participated in the 2-day "Kaleidoscope, New Perspectives in Service Coordination--Level I" training. Participation in training resulted in significant increases in knowledge about service coordination practices. Survey respondents reported that they perceived the training to be useful and that their knowledge related to what they learned had improved. Respondents also indicated needs for further resources and training in providing effective service coordination to children and families. Implications for professional development in service coordination are discussed.
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Infants, Toddlers, Early Intervention, Disabilities, State Programs, Pretests Posttests, Professional Development, Delivery Systems, Instructional Effectiveness, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A