Potential Strategies Designed to Improve Educationally Related
Service Using VISTA
Reprinted with permission from: Listen
for the Bus: David's
Story by Patricia McMahon (photographs by John Godt). (1995). Boyds
Mills Press, Sherman, CT.
- Team members share a single set of goals that are individual
priorities for the student and are "discipline-free".
- Together team members consider their function and the
interrelationships among their disciplines by actively exploring
potential gaps, overlaps and contradictions.
- Teams include the family members as equal partners in consensus
- Suggested services are determined reciprocally by asking both the
sender and proposed receiver of service.
- Educational relevance and necessity is established by referencing
potential services to the identified educational program and a standard
that services should be "only as special as necessary."
- Decisions about service frequency, mode of provision (e.g.,
consult), and location are made by referencing services to functions served.
- Services are implemented and their impact evaluated continually.
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