XCPD-693 - Providing Services to Young Children
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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.
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