ECE120W: Introduction to Early Intervention

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Credits 3

Introduction to Early Intervention provides an overview of early intervention from historical, legal, and current best-practices perspectives. The course introduces ways to care for infants and toddlers who are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities or who already have such conditions. Students explore key aspects of consultation, assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration, service coordination, techniques of intervention, and family-centered services with a focus on culturally responsive practices. The course emphasizes the collaborative development, implementation, and evaluation of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) as the framework for early intervention.