ECE 283C

This 105-hour field based experience provides students with a supervised opportunity to develop skills and demonstrate competencies necessary in early intervention in natural settings (child care, homes, public schools). Students will learn how to best support families and caregivers. Supervisors will provide guidance and support needed to enhance students’ development as early intervention paraeducators. Students will use appropriate assistive technologies and learn how to create a supportive environment for children learning to use these technologies. Through participation in an IFSP or IEP team, students will learn how to partner with families in the education of their children. (Prerequisites: All other courses in either the Young Children with Autism and Exceptionalities Certificate or first year courses in the Early Care and Education for Young Children with Disabilities Degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in major field courses; students must pass ECE 283C with a grade of “C” or higher to graduate from the corresponding program.)