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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 4, Lesson 1



1. Early Childhood Special Education has it roots in three important organizations. Which is NOT one of these organizations?
b. CEC
d. Head Start

2. Bruder (2000) discusses the topic of assigning intervention responsibilities in her ERIC document titled 'Individual Family Service Plan'. Assume you are an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist who has been given the primary service provider responsibility for Candice, a 17 month old who has global developmental delays. Your team uses the transdisciplinary team model. Which of the following roles would you likely play in implementing the curriculum for Candice?
a. Scheduling a weekly meeting to report on what you and the family have accomplished during the previous week in your work with Candice.
b. Working together with all team members (including the family) to teach and learn in order to accomplish a mutually agreed upon set of outcomes.
c. Choosing a curriculum based on a standardized assessment which indicated Candice's strengths and needs.
d. Sorting out individual roles by specific discipline in order to accomplish a mutually agreed upon set of outcomes.

3. Which one describes a coaching activity to help families with infants/toddlers with special needs?
a. take the child out of the home and give the parent a rest
b. develop strategies that will make it more workable for a child to attend a family reunion with his parents.
c. meet with other team members before meeting with the family
d. develop a schedule of coaching meetings and stick to that

4. An IFSP could be considered the foundation for a child's curriculum because:
a. it contains a plan of lessons for infants over the 6 month time frame
b. it includes functional outcomes in everyday routines, activities and places
c. the language of IDEA, Part C states this specifically
d. the child should be in the least restrictive environment

5. According to the material you explored on coaching in early childhood, 'every conversation in early intervention is a potential opportunity for coaching'. Potential topics in your conversation may include strategies for:
a. helping a child move from tube to oral feedings
b. developing a plan for a child to attend a family reunion
c. linking a family with other families with children who are the same age
d. all of the above


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