I397 – Prevention/Early Intervention Methods I
For students specializing in prevention/early intervention. This course examines the relationship-based philosophy, principles, strategies, and interventions that underlie effective early intervention and primary prevention services for infants and toddlers at risk of developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Special focus is placed on the design and implementation of relationship-based, family-centered, child sensitive services; on the development of collaborative relationships between professionals and families to support the family; the parent-child relationship; and infant toddler development. Students are expected to become involved in the “parallel process” (“Do unto others as you would have others do unto others”) by applying theses principles and practices in their class projects involving families and as part of class participation. Although the course blends theory and practice, the emphasis is on students applying what they are learning.