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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2005

PSY 341K • Intro Early Childhood Intervention

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41515 W
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
SZB 330
GREEN

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 is at risk for developmental delay the child and his/her family is entitled to receive a range of services from the State for up to three years. These services are provided by Early Intervention Specialists. Thus the primary aim of this course is to provide you with an orientation to the professional discipline of Early Childhood Intervention. This course aims to: * Improve your knowledge about the unique development issues of children with special needs. * Increase your understanding of supporting a child with a disability from the family’s perspective. * Increase your understanding of the services provided by Early Childhood Intervention Specialists in Texas.

Grading Policy

3 Exams (45%) - True-False, Multiple-choice and short answer questions 2 Reaction Papers (5%). Attend Orientation at the Assistive Technology Laboratory/write 1 page reflection (10%) Case Study Report (20%) Group Presentation (10%) Attendance/Participation in Group Activities (10%)

Texts

Blasco, Patricia M. (2001). Early intervention services for infants, toddlers and their families. MA: Allyn and Bacon.

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