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Transdisciplinary collaboration is a partnership that emphasizes sharing of information, decision making, and implementation of plans among professionals in early intervention. The purpose of this collaboration is to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of early intervention services. Transdisciplinary collaboration requires a significant commitment to planning and problem solving by team members. Team members may include individuals from a variety of professions including but not limited to early childhood specialists, speech-language pathologists, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. Family members and caregivers are always central to any transdisciplinary team. The components of transdisciplinary collaboration separate it from other types of collaborative models such as multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary models of collaboration. Since its development in the 1970s, transdisciplinary collaboration has been described through aspects of implementation ...

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