Collaboration
INTERACTION between two parties VOLUNTARIALLY engaged in SHARED DECISION MAKING to work towards a COMMON GOAL
What 3 things does collaboration involve?
1- relationships
2- indentify a goal and focus
3- implement/evaluate strategies
Interagency Agreement Definition
A written agreement that documents procedures for two agencies working collaboratively to serve the same population
Why are positions instead of names used in interagency agreements?
People changes positions, so it’s still the positions responsibility, not the person
4 parts of the Purpose Statement
1. agencies
2. population served
3. state/federal laws used
4. intentions of both agencies
What is the purpose of the responsibilities of each agendy in the Program Mandate Section?
Point out the critical responsibilities each agency must carry out
Head Start has to serve what ____% of children with special needs and are required to provide ____?
10 % and FAPE
What are the two sections of the Key Interagency Process?
-Identification of interagencies processes that each agency wants to address
-Consensus on how agencies can best collaborate
3 parts of the Closing Components
1. confidentiality
2. procedures for termination
3. review and signatures
How can communication between collaborators be enhanced?
-Know yourself (strengths, weaknesses, etc)
-Use communication strategies
4 ways communication can be enhanced between agencies
1. proactive approach
2. updates in writing
3. opportunities for communication
4. develop personal connections
Goals of Interagency Collaboration
1. identify services and programs for infants/toddlers
2. maximize use of existing resources
Barriers to effective interagency collaboration
Lack of communication among professionals and lack of understanding roles
What does the consultation process involve?
Consultation among families, interventionists and shared models
Consultation definition
Voluntary process in which one professional assits another to address a problem concerning a third party
2 types of Consultation
Child of Family-Centered
Programmatic
What 3 things does consultation involves?
1. two + indivuduals with different expertise
2. capacity building
3. indirect intervention (working through staff or caregivers)
CHILD OR FAMILY CENTERED CONSULTATION

addresses the ______ that contribute to an individual child;s difficulties in functioning well in an early childhood setting

factors
CHILD OR FAMILY CENTERED CONSULTATION

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typicall provided to __________

staff and families
CHILD OR FAMILY CENTERED CONSULTATION

intiated by concerns about and individual’s ______________ behavior

problematic
PROGRAMMATIC CONSULTATION

focuses on improving the overall ___ of the program or agency

quality
PROGRAMMATIC CONSULTATION

assists the program to solve a _____________

specific issue
PROGRAMMATIC CONSULTATION

typically provided to ____ and ___________

staff and administration
5 things that make consultation effective
1. everyone’s on-board
2. goal and strategy buy-in
3. learned what you needed to learn
4. ability to apply what you learned
5. consultation is no longer needed
What makes consultation ineffective?
-one-sided buy in goals
-plan did not meet needs
-implemented improperly
-consultant fixed problem without the consultee learning how to fix the problem
What are the three types of Consultation?
1. Collaborative
2. Informational
3. Prescriptive
Informational Consultation
Consultant provides info to family, and the family applies it when needed
Prescriptive Consultation
Consultant assesses the problem and presrcibes what should be done, the family implements the plan and they evaluate the effectiveness
5 step process for Problem Solving
1. define (the problem)
2. brainstorm (solutions)
3. develop (action plan)
4. implement (action plan)
5. Evaluate (action plan)
WHat is Child Find?
A continuous process to:
LOCATE
IDENTIFY
REFER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE
all young children with disabilities in need of PART C OR B services
Which law requires Child Find?
IDEA
7 Components of Child Find System
1. Definition of Target Population
2. Public Awareness
3. Referral and intake
4. Screening and Indentification of young children who may be eligible under IDEA
5. Eligibility determination
6. Tracking
7. Interagency Coordination
What year was NCLB act?
2001
NCLB encourages use of instruction based on….

and supports consistent use of instructional methods that have been…

scientific research

proven effective

4 stages of Scientific Investigation
1. Observation
2. Case Studies
3. Correlational Studies
4. True Experiments
OBSERVATIONS

__________ value
enable you to make ________ or assumptions

limited
predictions
CASE STUDIES

_____________ of individuals or small groups and the contect background surroung them

highly detailed descriptions
CASE STUDIES

lacks the comparative information needed to determine

cause and effect relationships
CASE STUDIES

can be helping in developing ____

theories
CORRELATIONAL STUDIES

tests whether there are links between ____ and __________

variables and outcomes
TRUE EXPERIMENTS

_________ assignment of subjects

every participant has an ________ chance

random

equal

TRUE EXPERIMENTS

___________ and ________ groups

______ test specific predictions and _____ alternative explanations

experimental and control

test and rule out

TRUE EXPERIMENTS

draw conclusions about _______ and their _______

provide _________

outcomes and causes

evidence

TWo methods of Peer Review
1. paper submitted for publication in a peer reviewed journal
2. review by a panel of independent experts
For research to be considered scientifucally based, there must be __________ and __________
replication and consensus
Understanding research and scientific investigation helps teachers: 3
1. assess proposed strategies
2. decide what and how to teach
3. make legitmate defendable statements about the impact of their instructional choices