Course: SPED 538. Early Intervention Practices (3)
Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 402, SPED 404, SPED 500, SPED 520EC, SPED 532, SPED 535, SPED 536, SPED 537. Corequisites: SPED 578 or taken the semester immediately before SPED 578. The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills to support the growth, development, and learning of infants and toddlers with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs). Course content focuses on philosophies and recommended and evidence-based practices in the field of early intervention, developmentally appropriate practices, team models, service delivery approaches, transitions to different learning settings, and strategies to promote collaboration with families and other members of the educational team. Modeling and coaching strategies with families will also be discussed and practiced.