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Guralnick, Michael J.; Bruder, Mary Beth – Infants and Young Children, 2016
The current status and future directions of early childhood inclusion in the United States are discussed from the perspective of 4 key goals: access, accommodations and feasibility, developmental progress, and social integration. Recommendations are put forward to promote inclusion goals emphasizing administrative structures, personnel…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Stayton, Vicki D. – Infants and Young Children, 2015
Both the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and its Division for Early Childhood (DEC) recognize that one of the critical factors in the provision of evidence-based practices for children with special needs and their families is a well-prepared workforce. Therefore, CEC has developed initial and advanced personnel standards to be used to…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Muhlenhaupt, Mary; Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Schefkind, Sandra; Chandler, Barbara; Harvison, Neil – Infants and Young Children, 2015
Occupational therapy provides a unique contribution in early intervention programs for families and their children from birth to 3 years old who are at risk for, or who have, identified disabilities. This article describes occupational therapy's distinct value and presents the profession's perspective on services to enhance families' caregiving…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, Allied Health Occupations Education, Competence
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Caesar, Lena G. – Infants and Young Children, 2013
This study used a survey approach to investigate the current state of speech-language preservice academic and clinical preparation for providing early intervention (EI) services to culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. Information was obtained from speech-language pathologists (SLPs) employed in EI settings regarding their…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Speech Language Pathology, Professional Education, Allied Health Personnel
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Appl, Dolores J.; Farrar, Katelyn Longstreet; Smith, Karen G. – Infants and Young Children, 2012
The mentor of a parent-child playgroup, an experienced student playgroup facilitator, and a faculty member teaching a family-professional collaboration course describe opportunities for preservice student facilitators to learn about and implement family-centered practices. The experiences of one student facilitator are used to explain the…
Descriptors: Play, Group Activities, Family Programs, Infants
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Brown, Jennifer A.; Woods, Juliann J. – Infants and Young Children, 2011
Gaining knowledge and skills in the practice of family-centered assessment procedures is an important component of the preservice education for early intervention providers. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of systematic instruction on speech-language pathology (SLP) practicum students' implementation of family-centered…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Occupations Education, Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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Maude, Susan P.; Catlett, Camille; Moore, Susan; Sanchez, Sylvia Y.; Thorp, Eva K.; Corso, Rob – Infants and Young Children, 2010
This article provides an overview and the results of the Crosswalks Intervention, which was developed, implemented, and evaluated to support inclusive early childhood preservice programs to be more reflective of, and responsive to, cultural and linguistic diversity. The Crosswalks Intervention, funded by the US Department of Education, was a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology
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Stayton, Vicki D.; Dietrich, Sylvia L.; Smith, Barbara J.; Bruder, Mary Beth; Mogro-Wilson, Cristina; Swigart, Ashley – Infants and Young Children, 2009
The Office of Special Education Programs funded Center to Inform Personnel Preparation Policy and Practice in Early Intervention and Preschool Education conducted a study to obtain current information about state certification requirements for early childhood special educators who work with preschool children with developmental delays and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Woods, Juliann; Snyder, Patricia – Infants and Young Children, 2009
This article examines issues associated with the preparation of doctoral-level personnel to assume interdisciplinary scholarship and leadership roles in early intervention (EI). Following a review of national reports focused on EI doctoral leadership training, the preparation of educational researchers, and interdisciplinary doctoral programs in…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Doctoral Programs, Leadership Training, Educational Researchers