Integrating Therapy Services in the School: A Model for Training Educators, Administrators, and Therapists

James Kenneth McAfee

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The presence of therapists in early childhood special education programs has grown in recent years and will grow even more during the next few years. Research has shown that inclusion of therapists in an educational setting does not ensure integration of therapy technologies or integration of the therapists themselves into the social fabric of the education center. There are numerous sources of conflict between therapists and educators. Each of these sources is discussed in the ensuing article. Finally, a model for training is presented. This model is designed to improve the integration of therapy and therapists into early childhood special education environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-126
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in Early Childhood Special education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1987


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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