Grant for Interprofessional Preparation for Related Services Personnel Awarded to HDC
Dr. Michael Norman of HDC has just been awarded a $1M grant for providing Interprofessional Preparation for Related Services Personnel over a five-year period. The goal of the program is to augment the training of graduate students in audiology, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy using interprofessional collaborative practices in educational settings. Using shared coursework, group assignments, and coordinated field experiences, four cohorts of ten each (40 total) graduate students will become prepared to assume primary and leadership roles in the identification, evaluation, and management of students with disabilities requiring high-intensity intervention and supports. Coursework curriculum, seminars, and consultation experiences will be vetted, supervised, and evaluated by LSU HSC discipline-specific faculty, including Kelly Alig, Ph.D., Head, LSU HSC Department of Occupational Therapy; Meher Banajee, Ph.D., Program Director, LSUHSC Department of Communication Disorders; Jane Eason, Ph.D., Head, LSU HSC Department of Physical Therapy; and Annette Hurley-Larmeu, Ph.D., Head, LSU HSC Department of Audiology.