This internship is an advanced level supervised field experience that focuses on teaching/intervention with birth -3 year olds within natural environments and least restrictive environments for inclusive practices. This is a performance-evidenced experience that requires direct observation. Candidates will be expected to provide documented evidence related to demonstrated competency in relation to referral, assessment, IFSP/IEP/BSP processes, home-based intervention, classroom instruction, materials and classroom modification, consultation, collaboration, co-teaching, in-service training, behavioral planning and intervention for children of all learning levels including English learners. Observations and practical experiences across age groups and educational settings for which the education specialist credential will be certified are mandatory. Candidates must also provide evidence of working with English language learners with concurrent special education IFSP/IEP documented needs.
You will need to complete a minimum of 12 hours of direct observation of early intervention services. This does not include travel or prep. One must include an intake assessment, or an Initial or Annual IFSP. Eight of these must be delivered by a credentialed ECSE, the others may be done with a speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, special Ed teachers (visually impaired, deaf/HOH, and/or orthopedically impaired) . Ideally, 2-3 of these will include 1-hour observations with the same child/family, and at least 4 hours must include a child with a low incidence disability (hearing, vision, and/or orthopedic). Your observation log is available on Canvas.