A review of typical development, and primary focus on issues of atypical development in infants and young children, including fetal alcohol syndrome, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and vision or hearing impairments. (UBC Calendar)
This online course examines the typical and atypical developmental processes of young children from birth to six years. The course provides a framework for understanding the impact of disabling conditions on the developmental process.
EPSE 406 is intended for Infant Development and Aboriginal Infant Development consultants who work with children with special needs and their families from birth to Kindergarten entry in home, childcare or pre-school settings and for Supported Child Development and Aboriginal Supported Child Development consultants who work with children with special needs in childcare and school settings. It would be appropriate for early education/pre-school teachers, pediatric nurses and therapists with a special interest in young children. It is expected that students will have completed a survey or introductory course on infant and child development.