ERIC Number: ED340171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-27
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of State Applications for Year 4: Planning for the Personnel Components of Part H of IDEA.
Bruder, Mary Beth; McCollum, Jeanette
NEC*TAS Notes, n2 Sep 27 1991
This analysis reports on the plans for special education personnel development by those states submitting fourth year applications under Part H of Public Law 99-457, the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments (1986). The eight states--Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, North Carolina, and Texas--used a variety of approaches in addressing the law's two primary components: (1) standards for early intervention personnel; and (2) a Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD). The report presents findings by specific legislative and regulatory requirements including the following: disciplines included (audiologists, special educators, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists); personnel standards (including "highest standards," infancy specialization, and assurance of qualified personnel); CSPD components (qualified personnel, inservice education and technical assistance system, preservice system, dissemination, supply/demand); and special provisions (relationship between CSPD-H and CSPD-B, interdisciplinary training, variety of personnel included in training, interrelated needs of infants and toddlers, families--promoting the child's development and participation in the Individualized Family Service Plan, and training on the state's early intervention system). A table offers questions to guide the development of a statewide personnel system. (DB)
Descriptors: Certification, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preschool Education, Special Education, Staff Development, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H