ERIC Number: ED191199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Options Regarding Certification and Licensure Requirements for Related Services Personnel.
Barresi, Josephine G.
Based on a survey of state officials and interviews with representatives of professional organizations, the paper analyzes policy problems and alternatives regarding certification and licensure requirements for related services personnel working with handicapped students. Chapter I reviews policy aspects in federal statute, regulation, and litigation. The state of the art regarding state practices in personnel standards for occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, school pychologists, and school nurses is discussed in Chapter II. The third chapter examines such issues as title protection vs. activity restriction, potential legal conflicts, traditional training inadequacies, and dual standards. Options are presented in Chapter IV for two policy areas: policy gaps and conflicts and supplementing professional preparation. A final chapter lists questions for state policy makers in determining needed policies and procedures. (CL)
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Ancillary School Services, Certification, Credentials, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Policy, Related Services (Special Education), School Nurses, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech Therapy, State Licensing Boards, State Standards, State Surveys, Therapists
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Policy Research Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act