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HD FS 456: Working with Families in Early Intervention

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Current background check; HD FS 340 or HD FS 344; or permission of instructor
Applying family systems theory and family centered principles in early intervention. Understanding the impact of disability on families and young children. Utilizing strategies for delivering family-centered interventions and service coordination in home-based and natural environments. Building trusting relationships, teaming with families and interdisciplinary colleagues to create, implement, and evaluate Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) for children birth to age three. Understanding foundations of theory and policy and empowering families through effective supports and services. Experiences with families.