Course: SPED 535. Collaboration with Families in Early Childhood Special Education (3)
Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Education Specialist Credential program in Early Childhood Special Education or admission to the Special Education master’s degree program. Recommended and evidence-based practices for working with families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers receiving early intervention and early childhood special education services. An emphasis is placed on family-centered and culturally-responsive practices that promote the family’s roles in the child’s development and the family systems model in designing and implementing effective services. Interviewing and active listening techniques are included. (Offered once each year).