University of Kansas Medical Center. n.d.. Interdisciplinary training for people working with infants and toddlers with special needs and their families: An instructional package for nutritionists. Kansas City, KS: University of Kansas Medical Center , ca. 500 pp.
Annotation: This set of instructional materials was developed to train professionals in Missouri's First Steps program in the skills of 1) meeting the interrelated psychosocial, health, developmental, and educational needs of children eligible under Part H of Public Law 99-457; and 2) assist families in enhancing the development of their children, and in participating fully in the development and implementation of Individual Family Services Plans. The materials were designed to assist skilled, experienced professionals to train fellow professionals who have not been prepared to work with infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. The materials are organized into two parts. The first is five units promoting the development of the knowledge and skills needed to work in early intervention in Missouri and were intended to reflect current best practices. The second part was designed to provide members of specific disciplines with knowledge and skills particularly relevant to their specialization. There are 10 discipline-specific training units: 1) audiology, 2) education, 3) medicine, 4) nursing, 5) nutrition, 6) occupational therapy, 7) physical therapy, 8) psychology, 9) social work, and 10) speech and language pathology. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
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Keywords: Audiology, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Early intervention, Education, Families, First Steps, Infants, Language disorders, Medicine, Missouri, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Psychology, Social work, Speech pathology, Toddlers, Training materials