National Intervener Certification E-Portfolio
Associated Faculty: Ritu Chopra
External Partners: National certification offered that is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), US Department of Education.
Focus: Research and Evaluation
Specialized Paraeducator support for students with deaf blindness
About the Partnership: In collaboration with the National Center for Deaf Blindness, developed and administrates a credentialing system for interveners (i.e. paraprofessional who work with deaf-blind students). Through NICE, interveners submit evidence of knowledge and skills as outlined in standards for interveners published by the Council for Exceptional Children. The PAR²A Center oversees NICE including portfolio submissions, the review board, the review process, and communication of certification decisions to applicants.
Scope and Impact
Begin year: 2014