DEC INITIAL SPECIALTY SET: EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION/EARLY INTERVENTION

PREPARATION STANDARD 1

 

LEARNER DEVELOPMENT & INDIVIDUAL LEARNING DIFFERENCES 

1.0  Beginning special education professionals understand how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with exceptionalities.

 


Key Elements

1.1   Beginning special education professionals understand how language, culture, and family background influence the learning of individuals with exceptionalities.
1.2   Beginning special education professionals use
understanding of development and individual differences to respond to the needs of individuals with exceptionalities.


 

CEC Special Education Early Childhood Specialist Set

Skills

 

S1.1  Develop, implement, and evaluate learning experiences and strategies that respect the diversity of infants and young children, and their families

 

S1.2  Develop and match learning experiences and strategies to characteristics of infants and young children

 

S1.3  Support and facilitate family and child interactions as primary contexts for development and learning

 

S1.4  Support caregivers to respond to child’s cues and preferences, establish predictable routines and turn-taking, and facilitate communicative initiations

 

S1.5  Establish communication systems for young children that support self-advocacy

Knowledge

 

K1.1 Theories of typical and atypical early childhood development

 

K1.2  Biological and environmental factors that affect pre-, peri-, and postnatal development and learning

 

K1.3  Specific disabilities, including the etiology, characteristics, and classification of common disabilities in infants and young children, and specific implications for development and learning in the first years of life

 

K1.4  Impact of medical conditions and related care on development and learning

 

K1.5  Impact of medical conditions on family concerns, resources, and priorities

 

K1.6  Factors that affect the mental health and social-emotional development of infants and young children

 

K1.7  Infants and young children develop and learn at varying rates

 

K1.8  Impact of child’s abilities, needs, and characteristics on development and learning

 

K1.9  Impact of language delays on cognitive, social-emotional, adaptive, play, temperament and motor development

 

K1.10 Impact of language delays on behavior

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