|Title||DHH: Early Intervention Theory|
This course provides theory and practical application in early intervention for teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, birth to three years old. Theories of adult learning principles and parent coaching are among the topics presented. Family-centered early intervention for children who have been diagnosed with a hearing loss also requires an understanding of typical and atypical infant development, knowledge of a variety of appropriate assessments, strategies for guiding parents in natural settings as well as center-based programs, coordination of services for children with additional challenges, an understanding of participating in interdisciplinary teams, the ability to foster interagency collaborations and skills to help families from diverse backgrounds. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of a diagnosis of a very young child on the entire family. They demonstrate knowledgeable of current theory, practices and legal requirements to support families with infants and toddlers with hearing loss w. This course also prepares students to participate in practicum activities in future coursework through observation in fieldwork hours.