Teaming and Collaboration: Thinking About How as Well as What

Guillen, C., & Winton, P.

About this book chapter: "Teaming and Collaboration" is a new topic area for the DEC Recommended Practices. "Thinking About How as Well as What" includes background, definitions, a description of the 5 practices, examples, and a case vignette.

About the book (from the Division for Early Childhood): "DEC Recommended Practices: Enhancing Services for Young Children With Disabilities and Their Families aims to help bridge the gap between research and practice by highlighting practices that have been shown through research to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities, their families, and the personnel who serve them. It begins with a history of the recommended practices written by DEC Recommended Practices Commission Chair Mary McLean as well as an account of how the most recent revisions were made. The following chapters focus on each of the eight domains within the practices: leadership, assessment, environment, family, instruction, interaction, teaming and collaboration, and transition. The authors of each chapter explain these content areas individually, providing definitions and describing scenarios and examples that can inform the successful implementation of the practices. Stakeholders in the field also share a collection of short essays about how the recommended practices inform what they do on behalf of young children with disabilities."

This book includes additional chapters from FPG experts.

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Citation: Guillen, C., & Winton, P. (2015). Teaming and collaboration: Thinking about how as well as what. In DEC recommended practices: Enhancing services for young children with disabilities and their families (pp. 99-108). Los Angeles, CA: Division for Early Childhood.