Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs

ECED 439 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

EVALUATION

  • Three Drop-box Assignments
  • Two Quizzes
  • Three Discussion Board Assignments

DESCRIPTION

This online course examines assessment for program planning purposes for infants and toddlers, and the role of Infant Development (ID) and Aboriginal Infant Development (AID) and Supported Child Development (SCD) and Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) consultants in the process.

ECED 439 is intended to provide students with information related to assessment for program planning purposes within diverse settings. It is intended for ID and AID consultants who work with children aged 0-3 in home, childcare, or preschool settings; and SCD and ASCD consultants who work with children in childcare and school settings. This course would also be appropriate for early childhood education/pre-school teachers, pediatric nurses, and rehabilitative therapists with a special interest in young children. Prospective students are expected to have completed a minimum of two years of college and/or university courses.

Students are expected to have a basic understanding of typical and atypical development of infants and young children. It is strongly suggested that students who are not in a Diploma or Certificate program at UBC complete EPSE 406 or a similar course such as EPSE 317, EPSE 403 or ECED 438 before registering in this course.

ECED 439 is a required course for the Diploma in Education – Infant Development and Supported Child Development (IDSC) and the Certificate in IDSC.

Students registered in the Diploma or Certificate IDSC program at UBC must have completed EPSE 348, EPSE 406 and ECED 439 prior to enrolling in this course and have completed a survey or introductory course on infant and childcare development.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Understand and be able to utilize appropriate assessment procedures, practices, and tools with infants and young children;
  • Understand the role of ID and SCD consultants in the assessment process;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of basic terminology and tools relating to the assessment process and tools; and
  • Understand the critical role of the family in the assessment process.

OUTLINE

LESSON TOPIC
1 Overview of assessment, including types, history and applicable laws
2 The role of infant development and supported child care consultants in the assessment process
3 Basic terminology, statistical processes, and tools associated with assessments
4 Collaborating with families in the assessment process
5 Knowing when to refer a child for screening or diagnostic assessments
6 Assessment of social, communication and language skills
7 Assessment of cognitive, motor and sensory skills
8 Identifying achievable goals and objectives for program planning
9 Interpreting assessment reports from other professionals

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

Call the UBC Bookstore to order:  604.822.2665, or toll-free in North America: 1.800.661.3889 or
Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • McLean, Mary, Wolery, Mark and Bailey, Donald B. Assessing Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs Third Edition.   Pearson Education Canada Ltd., 2003. ISBN: 9780130986627
  • Meisels, Samuel J. and Atkins-Burnett, Sally. Developmental Screening in Early Childhood Education A Guide 5th Edition. National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2005. ISBN: 9781928896258

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: Connect From Home

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MORE INFORMATION

Telephone: 604.822.2013, or toll-free in North America: 1.888.492.1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: April 20, 2017