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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Autism specialization in early intervention/early childhood special education

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Kaczmarek, Louise

Description

Description

This project addresses state and national needs for more appropriately trained personnel to work with young children with autism. The project will establish and implement a concentration in autism within the University of Pittsburgh's M.Ed. program and graduate 30 students from the university's Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education M.Ed. program with an autism specialization, half of whom will also earn a certification in either Early Childhood or Special Education. Special emphasis will be placed upon recruiting more students from underrepresented groups and providing them with supports to assist them in completing the program. The autism specialization will consist of coursework on Autism Characteristics and Intervention approaches; Applied Behavior Analysis (3 courses); Language and Social Interventions; Consultant/Itinerant Service Delivery; and an advanced seminar focused on research. Students will be required to complete a portfolio section on autism. Practicum experiences will include working with children with autism in home-based and inclusive, center-based programs. Digital video will be utilized for enhancing onsite supervision of students during their autism practicum experiences.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2006-2010

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Autism specialization in early intervention/early childhood special education (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Pittsburgh

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

H325K051136

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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