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Early Intervention and Child Development Course Descriptions
- 3024 FAMILIES AND THE DEVELOPING CHILD
- This course focuses on instruction in parent-child relations, parenting practices, special needs of children, parental and environmental influences on child development, external support services, and related public policy issues. This course also includes instruction in the intellectual, social, emotional, and biological development of children and the planning and design of related human services. Particular emphasis will be placed "theory into practice" model in which best practice is applied to family-centered intervention for parents of all ages, including adolescent parents so that the early intervention programs are "family friendly"
- 3034 PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL PRACTICE
- Ethical and professional pracice standards and the professional educator's multiple roles and complex situations across a wide age and development range. Participation in learning communities and professional activities that benefit individuals with early learning needs, their families and colleagues will included.
- 3044 INDIVIDUAL LEARNING DIFFERENCES IN YOUNG CHILDEN WITH DISABILITIES
- Understanding, valuing and supporting people with severe and profound and moderate disablilites, their families, and their cultures. Focuses on physical, sensory, medical, and health aspects of child development, including etiology and symptomatology of developmental disablilities affecting development. Emphasizes positioning, handling, adaptive strategies, and understanding of assistive technology devices. Focuses on the understanding of roles of related disciplines in collaborative planning and service delivery.
- 3064 COLLABORATION WITH FAMILY HEALTH/MENTAL HEALTH PROFFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITIES
- The importance and complex characteristics of children's families and communities and how to use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families, and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
- 4074 ASSESSMENT AND INTVENTION FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS: BIRTH-4
- A study of the assessment and intervention for infants and young children from birth through three years with particularemphasis on using developmental knowledge of young children's characteristic and needs to create effective learning environments. Examines the full range of assessment issues: from test development to cultural competence. With an emphasis on family-centered practices, the impact of a child's every day environment and the value of collaborative decision-making in order to understand the "whole" child who has a developmental delay or a disability.
- 4084 ASSESSMENT & RESEARCH BASED INSTRUCTION: LITERACY AND READING
- This cousre will include Research Based Instruction (RBI), increasing in intensity to individualized intervention in the area of literacy and reading for young children, targeting birth to pre-K. Topics include language development and emergent literacy skills; reading sub skills, auditory discrimination, phonemic awareness, decoding word recognition and reading comprehension. Developmental reading will be included.
- 4113 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
- Examines strategies to develop language, literacy, and communication in young children with varying abilities. Explores the importance of adult-child interation, as well as the effect of bilingualism, cultural diversity, cognitive ability, and language disorders. This course also addresses the need for augmentative communication, typical and atypical language development, the ways in which exceptional conditions can interact with an individual's experience with and the use of language and individualized strategies to enhance language development, and communication skills.