Course: SPED 615. Transdisciplinary Teaming in ECSE, Early Intervention, and Behavior Intervention (3)
Prerequisite: Admission into the M.A. in Special Education or the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis. This course emphasizes the unique collaboration between behavior interventionists and early childhood special education teachers/early interventionists in serving the needs of infants, toddlers, and young children with social-emotional and behavioral needs and their families. It is intended to provide scholars with the background, knowledge base, and experience needed to be an effective collaborative practitioner in early childhood special education (ECSE) and/or early intervention (EI) settings. The course is offered in a seminar manner and provides scholars multiple opportunities to practice evidence-based collaborative strategies in a simulated environment. The focus is on partnerships with families of young children, co-teachers, school professionals, paraprofessionals, and related service providers in ECSE/EI settings. Culturally responsive practices will be highlighted and professional roles such as consultative and team member will be discussed.