School of Continuing Studies

XCPD-693 Providing Services to Young Children

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About the course

Providing Services to Young Children explores issues related to etiology, pathology, and characteristics of disabilities, as well as understanding the nature of disabilities, cultural perspectives on disabilities, infant and toddler mental health, current knowledge related to specific disabilities, and typical development. An emphasis is placed on the interaction among body structure/function, activity, and participation. Additionally, the course emphasizes the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to partner with families and communities. Topics include cultural and linguistic competency, developing family partnerships, collaborative leadership, community development, collaboration, cooperation, and interest-based decision-making.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Differentiate the etiology of a variety of common disorders and disabilities identified in children from birth through age 5
  • Appreciate the influence of culture when serving children with disabilities and their families
  • Be aware of issues related to infant, toddler, and young children's mental health
  • Describe the characteristics of specific, common disabilities

Trust the experts

Toby Long

Toby Long is a Professor, the Director of Training at Georgetown's Center for Child and Human Development, and Faculty Director for the Certificate in Early Intervention. Toby Long, PhD, PT, FAPTA is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University, Director of Professional Development ...


Rachel Brady

Rachel Brady is a Research Associate in the Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of Information Dissemination for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Child and Human Development at Georgetown University Dr. Brady is also the Project Coordinator for...


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