ERIC Number: ED297525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Special Project for the Preparation of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Competent Services to Handicapped Children, Birth to Age 5. Project Summary Report, 8/20/84 to 8/19/87. Final Report.
Denver Univ., CO. Dept. of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
The final report describes a 3-year project to train speech language pathologists and audiologists to deliver services to young children (birth to age 5) with communication disorders. Specific project objectives included (1) provision of basic and applied information to pathologists and audiologists through coursework and practical experiences; (2) training of pathologists and audiologists in ways to incorporate parents in the overall intervention program; and (3) training in ways to coordinate and sensitively communicate to parents information from other professionals involved in the child's treatment plan. A curriculum and set of practicum experiences was developed and tested with 11 trainees. Coursework included: observation of normally developing children for 10 weeks of lecture and lab, preschool practicum for 2 half-days with associated lecture and seminar; a self-contained language group experience with toddlers; an internship experience for 20 hours per week; and an externship for one semester. The evaluation plan and its findings are outlined. The major portion of the document consists of the following individual reports on project highlights: "The Developmental-Interaction Curriculum: An Approach to Training" (Sue McCord); "Parent Education Practicum Model: Theoretical and Philosophical Basis for the Parent Program" (Janice Zelazo); "The Mainstreamed Laboratory Preschool: A Training Site: Minstreaming" (Kate Ingmundson and Sue McCord); and "Multidisciplinary Team Staffing Practicum" (Susan Moore). (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Dept. of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Note: For individual papers from this report, see EC 210 377-380.