For many students with disabilities, related services are an essential element of their individualized education program. However, there is a growing shortage of qualified school-based related services personnel, especially in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, audiology, and school psychology. COPSSE research provides a look at effective preparation practices for school-based related service providers.

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08/01/2007 Report

Review of Selected Physical Therapy Interventions for School Age Children with Disabilities

  • Discusses physical therapy procedural interventions and provides recommendations for application to physical therapy school-based practice as well as future research.

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06/01/2007 Report

Occupational Therapy: Effective School-Based Practices within a Policy Context

  • Describes the field of school-based occupational therapy and provides an overview of current research and evidence that supports effective occupational therapy practices and interventions in schools.

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10/01/2006 Report

Review of Evidence-Based Practices for Language Intervention of School-Age Children: Implications for Treatment, Research, and Personnel Preparation in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Discusses effective language intervention practices used by SLPs that lead to positive outcomes for school-age children with language disorders as well as implications for personnel preparation based on what is known about effective practices for language intervention in schools.

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06/01/2006 Issue Brief

School Psychology

  • Discusses the history of school psychology in the context of professional roles, training, and credentialing and considers key issues currently facing the profession.

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07/13/2005 Report

Update on the Related Services Design Panel Workó2005

  • Provides an up-to-date look at Related Services Research Design Panel activities.

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11/01/2004 Presentation

Update: Related Service Providers, Program Design, and Teacher Quality and Student Outcomes

  • Describes COPSSE research agenda and ongoing studies.

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07/01/2004 Report

Related Services Research Agenda

  • Describes the COPSSE research agenda for related services personnel.

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02/01/2004 Workforce Watch

An Insufficient Supply and a Growing Demand for Qualified Related Service Personnel: Are School Districts Prepared?

  • Overviews shortage issues for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists.

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02/01/2004 Workforce Watch

An Insufficient Supply and a Growing Demand for Qualified Special Education Personnel: What School Districts Should Know

  • Overviews special education personnel shortage issues facing school districts.

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02/01/2004 Workforce Watch

Paraprofessionals: What You Should Know About Ensuring a Highly Qualified Workforce

  • Discusses retention considerations and how to ensure paraprofessionals are qualified.

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02/01/2004 Workforce Watch

An Insufficient Supply and a Growing Demand for Qualified Special Education Personnel: What State Policymakers Should Know

  • Overviews special education personnel shortage issues facing states.

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07/01/2003 Issue Brief

Audiology Services in the Schools

  • Examines supply and demand, professional preparation, and certification and licensure for audiologists.

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07/01/2003 Issue Brief

Paraprofessionals

  • Examines supply and demand, preparation, and certification and licensure for paraprofessionals.

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06/01/2003 Issue Brief

Issue Brief on Personnel Preparation and Credentialing in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Describes supply and demand, professional preparation, and certification and licensure for speech-language pathologists.

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05/01/2003 Issue Brief

Personnel Issues in School-Based Occupational Therapy: Supply and Demand, Preparation, and Certification and Licensure

  • Describes supply and demand, professional preparation, and certification and licensure for occupational therapists.

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04/01/2003 Issue Brief

Personnel Issues in School-Based Physical Therapy: Supply and Demand, Professional Preparation, Certification, and Licensure

  • Discusses supply and demand, professional preparation, and certification and licensure for physical therapists.

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