Physical & Health. Impairments (PHI) Education Specialist Credential Program. Overview of the PHI. Sherwood J. Best, CSULA

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Physical & Health

Impairments (PHI)

Overview of the PHI

Education Sp

eciali

st

Cre

dential Program

Sherw oo d J. Best, CSULA

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Federal Disab

ility

Categori

es

Served via the PHI Credential

™ Orth opedic I m p airments ( O I) ™ Other Health I m pairmen ts (OHI) ™ Trauma tic Brain Injur y (TBI ) ™ Multiple Disabili ties (MD or MH )

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Orthopedic I

m

pa

irments (OI)

A severe orthopedic impairment th

at

adversely

affects educational

performance. The category

includes

impairments su

ch as amputation

of a

limb, cerebral palsy

, poliom

yelitis, and

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Other Health Im

pairments (OHI)

Health impairme nts includ e convulsive disorders, cy stic fi

brosis, heart disease,

sick le cel l disea se, hemophilia, leukemia, a sthm a, cancer, AIDS, or an y other chronic or

acute health pro

blem

that limits strengt

h, vitality

, or alertness

and adversely

aff

ects the student

’s

educational de

ve

lopment and

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Trau

m

atic Brain Injur

y

(T

BI)

An acquired injur

y to the brain caused by

external ph

ys

ical force, resulting in total

or partial function

al disability

or

psy

chosocial imp

airment that adversely

affects a ch

ild’s e

ducational

performance. This category

applies to

open and closed

head injuries resulting

in impairments

in

one or more of the

follow

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Traum

atic Brain Injury (TB

I)

C

ont

in

ue

d

„ Cognition „ Language „ Memor y „ Attention „ Reasoning „ Abst ract t hink ing „ Judgment „ Speech „ Sensory impairments „ Perceptual & motor abilities „ Psy chosocial beha vi or „ Phy sical functioning „ Inform ation processing

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Mu

ltip

le Disabilit

ies (MD o

r

MH)

A combination of impairments (su ch as mental retardatio n-blindness or m ental re tar dation-phy sical disab ilit ies) th at causes such se

vere problems tha

t the child can not be a ccommodated in a special e ducatio

n program for one of

the impairments

alone. The term does

not include

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Legislative Requirem

ents

Edu

catio

n C

ode 44

265

.5

Pupils w ho are orthopedically handicapped shall be taught b y teachers w hos e professional

preparation and credential authorization are specific to that h

andicapping

con

dition.

This means that if the student is

la beled OI and receives specia l educati on services, a teacher w

ith the PHI cred

ential must be in volved in that child’s educat ion al program

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Students with OI, OHI, TBI, &

MD are serve

d in m

any

different

educational settings. Stude

nts

served by

teachers w/ the PHI

credential are

probably the

m

ost

diversely

placed & are the m

ost

diverse clinically

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Program

Div

ersity

Service Delivery Op ti on s Gen eral Ed ucatio n w / Co ns ultatio n Itin eran t Serv ices Special Da y Cla ss Ho sp ital In st ru ction Ho m e In st ru ction No n-P ub lic S ch ool Orthopedic Disa bilit ie s He alth Im pairments Tr au ma tic Brai n I nj ur y Multip le Disa bilit ie s

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Several University

Programs in

California Prepare Teache

rs to

Educate Infants, Children,

&

Youth w/ Ph

ysical &

Health

Im

pairments

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™ California State University , Los Angeles ™ Dr. Sherw

ood (Sherry) Best

™ San Francisco St ate University ™ D r. Gloria So to ™ Fresno Pacific U niversity ™ Dr. Joseph Tay lor

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PHI Credential Goals

™

Commitment to provide candidate

s w

/

strong profession

al preparation in

core

subject areas &

specialized curriculum

areas (Level I &

Level II preparation) ™ Candidates beco m e educational leaders

in the field of Phy

sical & Health

Impairments.

™

Candidates serve infants, ch

ildre n, & young adults w / a variety of learni ng needs in many settings

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Key

Program Features

™ Pr ogr am Di ve rs it y ƒ Ser ves bi rt h-22 y ear s popul ati o n ƒ Includes m u ltiple disab ilit y categ o ries ƒ Incl udes mul tip le ser vice del iv ery opti ons ƒ Pr ov ides f iel d ex per iences i n a v a riety of s e tti ng s ™ Focus on Cor e Cu rr ic ul um and Expa nded Cor e Cur ri cul um : ƒ AT & AAC ƒ S o cia l Inte ra ctio n S kills ƒ C a reer Educa tion & I ndepen den t Li vi ng ƒ R e cr eati on & Lei sur e ™ C red en tial o p tio n s fo r In tern s & F u ll-T ime Students

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Lifelong Learning & Profe

ssional

Develop

m

ent

™ Specializa tion cour se s acro ss Lev el I and Le ve l II ™ Masters programs aligned w ith PHI Ed ucation Specialist Credenti al ™

Membership & parti

cipation in pro fessi onal organizations, con ferences, & o ther on going activ ities ™ Commun ity Advisory Co mmittees prov ides program input

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Preparing Highl

y Qualifie

d

Teachers

™ Univer sity faculty member s w or k collaboratively w

ith other professional

organizations (e.

g. DPHD, CAP

H

I,

AECMN) to provide continuing

education w orkshops, presentatio ns, & opportunities for enhanced know ledge base, educationa l leadership, & advocacy

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Summary

™

PHI credential is

not a “boutique”,

“outmoded”, “nonexistent”, “restricted”, or “soon to be eliminated” credent

ial ! ™ Teachers w / the PHI credential: ™ Prov

ide educational serv

ices acro ss w ide age & di sability ranges ™ Are know ledge able in core & ex panded curricular area s ™ Are educa tional lea ders & adv ocates ™ Cannot be replaced by OT, AP E, SL P, etc. (PHI is NOT a related serv ice)

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For

M

ore

In

fo

rm

ation A

bo

ut t

he P

H

I

Edu

catio

n Sp

ecialist Cred

en

tial

Program

, Contact:

Sherwood J

. B

est

CSULA

sbest@calstate

la.edu

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