The apprenticeship model: Assessing competencies of early intervention practitioners

Karen L. Applequist, Mary J. McLellan, Eileen Romer McGrath

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States and territories participating in Part C services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are required to design and implement a comprehensive system of personnel development. In this article, an apprenticeship model used in one state will be described. The range of factors influencing how this model was implemented and reflections from participating professionals highlight its relative strengths and weaknesses. Specific challenges encountered during implementation and recommendations for the field will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-33
Number of pages11
JournalInfants and Young Children
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Apprentice
  • Apprenticeship
  • Credential
  • Early intervention
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Mentoring
  • Part C
  • Personnel
  • Personnel preparation
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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