ERIC Number: EJ1019465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
A Training Program to Improve IFSP/IEP Goals and Objectives through the Routines-Based Interview
Boavida, Tânia; Aguiar, Cecília; McWilliam, R. A.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v33 n4 p200-211 Feb 2014
The authors describe a training program designed to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood interventionists. Within the context of using the Routines-Based Early Intervention approach, this training focused on improving the quality of goals and objectives on individualized plans, through the Routines-Based Interview. We structured the training around five face-to-face sessions and a follow-up 3 months later. Here, we describe the development of the program, its content and methods, and the results on improvement of the goals and objectives with 80 professionals. These participants had completed the training, provided pretraining data, and provided posttraining data. Results showed that the training described here had the desired very large effect: Quality ratings of goals and objectives increased by over three standard deviations.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Program Effectiveness, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Inservice Teacher Education, Pilot Projects, Interviews, Video Technology, Goal Orientation
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