ERIC Number: EJ1050082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Pre-Professional Training for Serving Children with ASD: An Apprenticeship Model of Supervision
Donaldson, Amy L.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v38 n1 p58-70 Feb 2015
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present with varied skill profiles and levels of severity making development and implementation of specialized school services challenging. Research indicates that school professionals require and desire additional ASD-specific professional development, both at the pre-and in-service levels. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are one member of a school-based team who frequently serve children with ASD. Due to broad graduate training requirements (across the life span), SLPs receive limited ASD-specific clinical education, which may affect their contributions on school-based intervention teams. Given these issues, this article aims to briefly describe an apprenticeship model of clinical supervision, which may be well suited to preparing SLPs to significantly contribute to school teams serving children with ASD; present a case illustration of the use of this model within university graduate program; and briefly discuss implications for pre- and post-professional education and development.
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Training Methods, Models, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Teamwork, Graduate Study, Ancillary School Services, Professional Development, Barriers, Case Studies, Mentors, Intervention, Program Descriptions, Graduate Students
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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