Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Professional Roles and Disciplines

Audiologists

American Academy of Audiologists: PDF: Frequently Asked Questions about State License Laws

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: WWW: Membership and Certification

Early Interventionists

Center for Personnel Preparation in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education's

Division for Early Childhood (DEC)

Early Childhood Educators

The Education Commission of the States' data on state-funded pre-kindergarten WWW: program's staff qualification requirements

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance maintains a list of links to state and territory child care licensing agencies and program regulations (updated periodically).

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

WWW: The National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE)

The WWW: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Early Childhood Special Educators

NECTAC's Section 619 Profile, 18th edition (2011) has State Education Authorities' (SEAs') PDF: state licensing and certification requirements for early childhood education and special education, as well as information about SEA's PDF: support for the use of paraprofessionals.

Center for Personnel Preparation in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) provides WWW: CEC Performance-Based Standards, PDF: What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics, Standards and Guidelines for Special Educators (2009), and information on WWW: Professional Roles for a variety of disciplines.

Division for Early Childhood (DEC)

The WWW: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

WWW: The Personnel Improvement Center has information on many professional roles, including WWW: Early Childhood Special Educators

Occupational Therapists

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy: WWW: Frequently Asked Questions

WWW: The Personnel Improvement Center has information on many professional roles, including WWW: Occupational Therapists

Paraprofessionals

ECTA Center web page on WWW: Paraprofessionals

Physical Therapists

PDF: Physical Therapy Standards of Competence (2006)

WWW: The Personnel Improvement Center has information on many professional roles, including WWW: Physical Therapists

Special Educators

National Center for Special Education Personnel and Related Service Providers Information on WWW: recruitment, certification/preparation and retention of highly qualified personnel

WWW: The Personnel Improvement Center has a collection of links to WWW: state special education licensure requirements and career information

WWW: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Service Coordinators

The WWW: Research and Training Center on Service Coordination was funded by OSEP to study service coordination and develop training materials.

The ECTA Center's Web page on Service Coordination includes an overview of this mandated Part C service.

Speech and Language Pathologists

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: WWW: Membership and Certification

WWW: The Personnel Improvement Center has information on many professionals, including WWW: Speech-Language Pathologists

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