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Authentic Infant And Early Childhood Identity Assessment And Progress Evaluation (ECS-700)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0820-700-001
Instructor: Dorothy Phalen
Days: Monday 4:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Alumnae Hall 220
Credits: 3

In Class Dates: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, `0/19, 11/2, 11/16

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Study the early identification of infants and young children with developmental disabilities; observation, screening and assessment strategies; evaluation of measurement tools with a focus on infant through early primary developmental evaluation. Analyze results from multiple sources, formal report writing, effective parent conferencing, evaluating individual progress. Field experience required.

Learning Goals:   Course Goals and Objectives: a. To provide a graduate level introduction to Early Childhood Identification, Observation and Evaluation for infants and young children with special needs (SOE Core Values: Scholarship, Social Justice, Inclusive Community, Wellness; CEC Standards: 1,2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10).b. To introduce constructs and principles of measurement and multiple types of evaluation tools. (SOE Core Values: Scholarship; Social Justice; Inclusive Community; CEC Standards: 2, 3, 5, 8, 10).c. To teach specific strategies for detailed observation and information-gathering to determine developmental status and functioning level in multiple contexts. (SOE Core Values: Scholarship, Social Justice, Inclusive Community; Creativity and the Arts; CEC Standards: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10).d. To review published instruments and their intended use, along with research findings on the relative efficacy of these measures. (SOE Core Values: Scholarship, Social Justice, Inclusive Community; CEC Standards: 3, 8, 9, 10).e. To learn multiple recording techniques for various circumstances in order to track progress and analyze developmental patterns and trends. (SOE Core Values: Scholarship, Reflective Practice ;CEC Standards: 4, 7, 8, 9, 10)

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