ECAE 7683T Atypical Physical Development in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children: Prevention and Early Intervention
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
In-depth knowledge of atypical physical development in infancy, and toddlerhood, and early childhood, including sensory, motor, and neurological developmental processes and overall health and chronic health conditions; early identification and effective interventions; and appropriate positioning techniques and curriculum in home, child care, preschool, and early intervention settings. Implications and development of enriched and nurturing home and classroom environments for infants, toddlers and young children with atypical development. Focus on family-centered practice, evidence-based practice, and multidisciplinary professional collaborations across cultural, linguistic, and ethnic contexts. Field experiences in a variety of settings including hospitals, home- and center-based early intervention programs, early childhood centers, and inclusive early childhood special education classrooms.
Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 7101T and 7102T or permission of the program head.