This course serves as the fieldwork component to ESDP 552 Early Intervention Theory, which is a prerequisite to this course.
Continuing with the theoretical discussions and observations of EDSP 552 DHH: Early Intervention Theory, students gain hands-on experience assessing and teaching in both center-based and one-to-one settings with parents and infants and toddlers from diverse backgrounds, including English Language Learners. Students integrate, plan, and apply their learning from a variety of courses into direct, guided interactions with parents and their infants and toddlers. Children with multiple challenges, with different levels of hearing loss, children who are English Language Learners, and children who are using a variety of communication modes are included in the caseload of families who participate in this experience. Opportunities to work alongside and collaborate with experienced parent-infant teachers of the deaf, audiologists, psychologists and child development specialists are provided. Students meet regularly as a group and individually with the instructor for follow-up and evaluation of their videotaped sessions.