Course Description

The purpose of this course is to develop the skills necessary to provide quality intervention for young children with special
developmental needs from birth to five years of age. It includes a study of the philosophies of early intervention, curricula
resources and research-based intervention models and strategies. Assignments promote opportunities to simulate a variety of
intervention techniques and to think critically about how relationships, environments, and materials affect a child’s experience of
intervention. Play based assessments will be reviewed. Evidence-based intervention approaches for specific disability areas
such as visual impairment, physical impairment, autism spectrum disorders and general developmental delay will be
investigated. There will be special emphasis on English Learners and their families during class case discussions. Class
discussions and assignments will expand on information provided in assigned readings and acquired through field experience.
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