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Improving the preparation of related services personnel to serve children with autism spectrum disorders: The Transdisciplinary Autism Specialty Project (TASP)  

The purpose of this project is to offer a transdisciplinary preservice training program for speech-language pathologists and school psychologists. The aims are to: (a) increase the number of speech-language pathologists and school psychologists with shared evidence-based expertise in serving diverse children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); (b) offer a model transdisciplinary and collaborative preservice training approach; (c) improve the quality of speech, language, and psychological services for diverse children with ASD; and (d) impact the San Diego State University programs beyond the project. The project is designed to provide training for 2 years to 24 trainees, half from speech-language pathology and half from school psychology. Trainee competencies will be evaluated using a portfolio evaluation process. The effectiveness of the project will be evaluated using objective performance measures that will demonstrate gains in professional development by the project trainees. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2005-2010
Project Number H325K055203
Principal Investigator Gutierrez-Clellen, Vera
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Practitioner Training
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution San Diego State University Foundation
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Improving the preparation of related services personnel to serve children with autism spectrum disorders: The Transdisciplinary Autism Specialty Project (TASP) (External web link)
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