ERIC Number: ED462774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Preparing Speech-Language Pathologists and Early Childhood Providers To Serve the Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Rural Settings. Performance Report Year 3: 1999-2000.
Prelock, Patricia A.
This report describes the activities and performance of the Vermont Rural Autism Project (VT-RAP), a training program designed to prepare 16 interdisciplinary trainees as specialists to serve children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in rural settings each year for a total of 48 specialists trained over the 3 years of the project. Four of the sixteen trainees prepared each year complete the training program as part of their master's degree in speech-language pathology (SLP). Four trainees are master's prepared SLPs who complete eighteen credits of course work and practica as specialists in ASD. Four trainees are master's prepared early childhood special educators who complete eighteen credits of coursework and practica as specialists in ASD. Lastly, four trainees are related service providers who complete at least nine graduate credits of course work and practica as specialists in ASD. To respond to the need for interdisciplinary, community-based teams to serve the needs of children with ASD, the 16 trainees are divided into 4 teams. Results from the project indicate progress continues to be made in achieving the objectives that have been formatted for the purpose of developing, implementing, assessing, and disseminating this training program for professionals serving children with ASD and their families. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington.