ERIC Number: ED405655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A National Survey of Personnel Standards under P.L. 99-457. Information Bulletin #36.
Bruder, Mary Beth; And Others
This study gathered information on the certification, licensure, and/or credentialing processes of professional disciplines involved in service delivery to infants, toddlers, and preschool children with special needs, as legislated by Parts H and Part B of Public Law 99-457. The 10 disciplines targeted in the national survey were special education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, nursing, medicine, nutrition, psychology, and social work. Data collected from Part H state coordinators (N=49) indicate that most states have standards for a majority of the disciplines, but many states are using personnel standards which regulate services to a broader age range than 0 to 3 years, or 3 to 5 years. Data also suggest that there exists a lack of trained personnel available to implement early intervention services. Most licensure/certification is based on coursework as opposed to competencies. Several actions are recommended to develop a comprehensive system of personnel development and the development of standards specific to the 0 to 3 population. A list of state regulatory agencies for each of the 10 disciplines is appended. (Contains 14 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Audiology, Certification, Change Strategies, Competency Based Teacher Education, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Infants, Medicine, National Surveys, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Psychology, Qualifications, Social Work, Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Toddlers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act 1986 (Part H)