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ERIC Number: ED405655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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)