ERIC Number: ED466859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
A Team Approach to Training Early Intervention and Preschool Personnel in Speech-Language Pathology, 1998-2000. Final Report.
San Jose State Univ., CA.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a project designed to train specialists to work collaboratively across settings to improve the outcomes of young children with language and learning disabilities. It provided education for trainees that led to a Masters degree in speech-language pathology with a specialty in early intervention. The specialty provides coursework and practica in speech-language assessment and intervention with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with added knowledge and clinical experience in team building, dysphagia, and augmentative and alternative communication. In addition to the clinical practicum on campus with infants and preschoolers, some trainees spent a semester in the student teaching practicum in the Santa Clara County Early Intervention program. Selected trainees spent a semester engaged in teaching and provided assessments and intervention with the "birth to three" population under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist. As part of the project, three videotapes were proposed for parents and trainees on various topics and narrated in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. In 2001 when the project ended, 28 students had received training in early intervention. Attachments to the report include a list of competencies obtained during early intervention training and descriptions of the different courses. (CR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Early Intervention, Higher Education, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Masters Programs, Practicums, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Therapy, Teacher Education Programs, Toddlers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Univ., CA.
Note: Project Director, Gloria Weddington. Appended material may not reproduce adequately.