Case Studies

New College Classroom Teaching Resource: Case Studies for building understanding and provoking dialogue about team collaboration among parents, early childhood teachers and early intervention specialists as they implement Inclusive early intervention practices in Natural Environments.

Each case study is designed to be brief enough to use easily in a typical college course class session. Describing a variety of circumstances in home, daycare, classroom and community settings, the cases use narration, dialogue, discussion questions and reflection points to give students the opportunity to consider the range of possible approaches and viewpoints on the subject of trans-disciplinary collaboration and inclusion in natural environments. Some cases focus on the 0 to 3 age range, while others include 3 and 4 yr. old populations.

The cases were developed through a year long process of interviewing families, early intervention staff/specialists and daycare/preschool providers on the subject of inclusion in natural environments. The study was part of a grant awarded by the Early On Center for Higher Education to Julie Ricks Doneen, early childhood faculty at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI.

  • Diverse Voices Revised
  • James and Maggie
  • Jordan's Journey
  • Katie and Heidi
  • Lacy and Kaleb
  • Libby's Bridges
  • Putting Together the Puzzle
  • Reyna's IEP

Diverse Voices Revised - Document
Author/Publisher: Kari Holmberg
James and Maggie - Document
Author/Publisher: Kari Holmberg
Jordan's Journal - Document
Author/Publisher: Kari Holmberg
Katie and Heidi - Document
Author/Publisher: Kari Holmberg
Lacy and Kaleb - Document
Author/Publisher: Kari Holmberg
Libby's Bridges - Document
Author/Publisher: Kari Holmberg
Putting Together the Puzzle - Document
Author/Publisher: Kari Holmberg
June 10, 2013

  • Michigan Department of Education Logo
  • CCRESA Logo
  • Early On Training and TA Logo
  • Early On Logo
  • Early On Foundation Logo
  • Build Up Michign Logo