Introduction to the philosophy, theories, and models that form the basis for early intervention systems and practice and the laws and policies that affect young children (birth to 3) with disabilities and their families. Emphasizes the family-centered approach, natural learning opportunities, community inclusion, and transdisciplinary team practice. Focuses on identification of very young children with disabilities and those at risk for disabilities, eligibility evaluation, developmental assessments, family involvement, and options for supports and services. Falls. Prerequisite(s): ERSE 3600.
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.