The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Intervention Services and Supports is designed for individuals who have or are pursuing a degree in elementary education, special education, early childhood education, early childhood special education, speech pathology, general education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work or nursing and are interested in working with infants and toddlers (0-3) with developmental delays or disabilities in the home and community setting. Students completing this certificate may work at either the Department of Health and Welfare’s Infant Toddler Program as a Developmental Specialist or for a developmental disability agency as a 0-3 Habilitative Interventionist. Habilitative Interventionists are primarily focused on teaching adaptive skills and supporting the development of pro-social behaviors. Developmental Specialists provide early intervention evidence based practices through consultation and education to families and caregivers by providing routine-based interventions in the child’s natural environment (homes, childcare, etc.). This certificate program can be pursued individually or may be completed concurrently with the M.Ed. in Early and Special Education.
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