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ERIC Number: ED462806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Training Early Interventionists in Low Incidence Disabilities (September 1996-August 2000). Final Report.
Kaczmarek, Louise A.
This final report summarizes the objectives, activities and outcomes of a federally-funded project that was designed to add an interdisciplinary specialization in multiple disabilities for infants and toddlers to an existing Early Intervention Master of Education/Early Childhood Education Certificate Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Seven modules focusing on conditions and needs of infants/toddlers with multiple disabilities were developed and delivered as one-credit courses. The modules include: (1) vision impairments; (2) hearing impairments; (3) autism; (4) medically fragile conditions; (5) oral-motor/feeding; (6) communication; and (7) positioning, handling and mobility. The grant supported a total of 24 students, 17% of whom were from underrepresented groups. Of the 19 students who finished their graduate work, 14 went on to work with students with disabilities in either early intervention or school-aged programs, and 4 went on to work with typical students in high-risk programs for preschoolers. The report includes an appendix entitled: "Conceptual Bases for the Infant/Toddler Multiple Disabilities Specialization Modules." (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Instruction and Learning.