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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2009

PSY 341K • Introduction to Early Childhood Intervention - Seely

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44125 W
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
RLM 7.116
Seely

Course Description

This course has been designed to appeal to students who have an interest in working with young children and their families. When a child is born with a disability or exhibits a developmental delay the child and his/her family may qualify to receive a range of services from the State for up to three years. These services are provided by Early Intervention Specialists and other ECI personnel. The primary aim of this course is to provide you with an orientation to the Early Childhood Intervention program, including aspects of normal development and different disabilities.

Grading Policy

(1) Exams (50 points each) Three exams which may consist of true-false, multiple-choice, completion of tables, short answer questions, or essays. (2) Developmental Disabilities Project (100 points total) (3) Case Studies Project (100 points total) (4) A.T. Lab Orientation and Completion of Site Visit Form (25 points) (5) ECI Library Orientation and Completion of Site Visit Form (25 points)

Your final grade will be based on the number of points earned out of 400. Grades will be assigned based on the following distribution: A = 360-400 B = 320-359 C = 280-319 D = 240-279 F = Below 240

Texts

Blasco, Patricia M. (2001). Early intervention services for infants, toddlers and their families. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

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