Early Intervention: Theory and Practice
Comprehend children with disabilities’ individual rights and issues of equity of access to education. Learn how to link principles of child development to a rationale for early intervention with an understanding of how it impacts upon families.
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- be familiar with the issues of individual rights and equity of access to education for children with disabilities
- link principles of child development to the rationale for early intervention
- have a developing understanding of concepts of disability and impairment and the impact these can have on the lives of children and families
- be able to identify the essential roles of the family in setting priorities for and implementing early intervention for children with disabilities or difference
- be familiar with appropriate terminology required for sharing information with peers and other professionals and for supporting inclusive early childhood settings
- have developed the ability to research and critically review a range of sources of information in order to maintain up to date and appropriate practice as the field changes and progresses over time
- have developed a clear understanding of inclusion and the role of the early childhood teacher in facilitating inclusive early childhood education.
- Introduction to the unit
- Exploring disability, early intervention and inclusive education.
- Understanding disability
- Early intervention and inclusion
- Terminology and language use
- Engaging through play
- Communication strategies
- Engaging through play
- Working together with families
- Assessment and planning
- Strategies for inclusive approaches to early childhood for diverse groups of children
- Collaboration and professional partnerships
- Reflections on the learning from this unit
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
MAQ-ECHX602-Early Childhood Development, or MAQ-ECEX602 ;
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This subject was previously known as ECEX830 Early Intervention: Theory and Practice.
This subject provides students with opportunities to extend their understanding of appropriate responses to the diverse needs of young children in early childhood practice, including consideration of personal and social attitudes towards people who experience disability. Students will be able to integrate their knowledge of child developmental processes and early childhood curriculum into a framework focusing on the social and educational development of young children who experience disability or difference, including consideration of inclusive approaches to teaching. Both theory and research-based practice will be explored, as well as the needs of families and how these intersect through social policy, service provision, early intervention and inclusive education.
- Assignment 1 (25%)
- Assignment 2 (35%)
- Assignment 3 (20%)
- Assignment 4 (20%)