This subject builds knowledge and skills in the theory of early intervention and inclusion, including an understanding of the concepts informing inclusion, current practice in the early childhood field, the examination of developmental theory, and application to practice. Students will build their capacity to address the needs of children with disabilities in a non-categorical fashion employing approaches that focus on individual needs and context. Principles of inclusion and consideration of various service delivery models are investigated in relation to the creation of an inclusive environment. Child and family-centred inclusive practice is emphasised with a focus on empowering families in decision-making and planning for early intervention. The importance of collaboration, the ability to work with other professionals, and the role of the early childhood educator as an advocate for children with disabilities and their families underpins the design of the subject.
School of Teacher Education
This subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years), the Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education, or as approved by either Course Director.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.