The Case Method of Instruction (CMI) Outreach
Project aims to increase awareness of the case method
of instruction as an alternative or supplement to more traditional
methods of early intervention personnel preparation and
to increase the number of instructors who are skilled in
using the method.
The project conducts workshops
for preservice and inservice
instructors in early childhood special education, early
childhood education, social work, psychology, nursing, and
the allied health professions (occupational therapy, physical
therapy, and speech-language pathology). The workshops provide
instructors with a philosophical basis for using CMI, intensive
instruction in facilitating case method discussions, and
assistance in incorporating CMI into their existing training
activities. The project also serves as a general resource
for all instructors who use CMI in their training of early
The CMI-Outreach Project
is funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office
of Special Education Programs (Grant # H324R020077) and operates
as part of Peabody College's Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt
University, Nashville TN.
PJ McWilliam, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator and Project Co-Director
Peabody College, Box 328
Pat Snyder, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Center for Child Development
Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
415 Medical Center South
2100 Pierce Avenue