XCPD-692 - Foundations of Early Intervention
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Foundations of Early Intervention is a two-day, on-campus orientation course in the Certificate in Early Intervention program. During the course, participants will explore the foundations of and the science behind the field of early intervention. Evidence-based frameworks will be provided for service delivery to infants, toddlers, and young children with delays or disabilities and their families.
At the end of the course, successful students will be able to:
- Explain the science of early brain development
- Explain the relationship between the life course perspective and early intervention
- Apply the International Classification of Functioning to early intervention
- Define early intervention and early childhood as it pertains to the IDEA, Parts B & C
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XCPD-696 - Evidence-Based Practices
Providing services and supports that facilitate positive self-identity, functional skills, and full participation in the community is the goal of contemporary service. Evidence-Based Practices analyzes the scientific evidence of intervention practices in relation to the tenets of best practices. The course describes the purpose and scope of assistive technology for young children with disabilities and their use to facilitate development and independence by increasing the level of participation in everyday routines and activities.
By the end of the course, successful students will be able to:
- Describe evidence-based practice (EBP), including its importance and practice implications
- Apply a variety of contemporary evidence based service delivery models
- Use databases to gather evidence in support of early intervention practices
- Identify and evaluate contemporary strategies used to analyze available evidence
- Recognize the advantages and limitations of current evidence and sources of information