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ERIC Number: EJ1063355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3746
Speech-Language Pathology: Preparing Early Interventionists
Prelock, Patricia A.; Deppe, Janet
Infants and Young Children, v28 n2 p150-164 Apr-Jun 2015
The purpose of this article is to explain the role of speech-language pathology in early intervention. The expected credentials of professionals in the field are described, and the current numbers of practitioners serving young children are identified. Several resource documents available from the American Speech-­Language Hearing Association are used to highlight guidelines for practice in early intervention. The roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists in early intervention are outlined including the knowledge and skills expected for practice. Shared practice competencies with other organizations focused on early intervention are presented. A case is made for interprofessional education (IPE) at both preservice and in­-service levels to facilitate best practice in early intervention across disciplines. While preservice education with a specialty focus in early intervention is limited, IPE is offered as one option for preparing collaborative practitioners who can share responsibility for addressing the critical needs of young children and their families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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