This course is for early intervention providers, therapists, parents, or students who wish to learn more about child development and ways to enhance the skills therapeutically through the five areas of concern addressed through the early intervention system: cognitive, motor, communication, self-help, and social/emotional.
Physical Therapists: This will meet 6 hours of category 1 continued competency as approved through the KPTA. Those who do not work directly in early intervention or who just want to review infant development and strategies, this course is designed to help you meet these needs.
Parents: This course will help you see your child through the eyes of a therapist and what skills they are trying to attain.
Students: This course is a great way to enhance and refresh the skills you are learning in the classroom in real world settings.
Participants of this course will be able to:
1.) Understand the history of the Early Intervention system
2.) Be able to understand the complexities of providing services in the home setting
3.) Be able to identify and understand basic infant reflexes
4.) Be able to have a good understanding of the development of a child from 0 to age 3 including all areas of concern in the Early Intervention system: Cognitive, Self-Help, Motor, Communication, and Social/Emotional development
5.) Be able to understand basic intervention strategies for all five areas when addressing their area of expertise
This course is only open to the first 50 applicants for this date.