The Full 4 Course Early Intervention Moodle Track consists of four interactive courses designed to provide the user with a basic understanding of how assistive technology (AT) services and devices can help infants and toddlers learn, develop and participate in natural environments. The course includes an Overview, AT for Communication, AT for Positioning and Mobility and AT for Play and Interaction. In order to gain the best understanding of how AT can benefit the "whole" child, we recommend taking all four courses.
- Overview of Assistive Technology in Early Intervention
This course is designed to provide you with basic knowledge about what AT is (services and devices), how it is used with children age birth through two, and why it is so important to consider when working with children with special needs.
- AT for Communication
This course is designed to raise awareness of the benefits and application of assistive technology to support communication for young children with disabilities. Samples and case studies are given as examples of how AT can be utilized to enhance communication for children and their families.
- AT for Positioning and Mobility
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of typical and atypical motor development, and how assistive technology can be used to help children with disabilities more easily access their environment. Physical access refers to a child's ability to; 1) move their bodies from one point within their environment to another, and; 2) use their body to interact with things in their environment.
- AT for Play and Interaction
This course is designed to provide information on the benefits and use of AT to support play and interaction in the environment for young children with disabilities. It also provides an overview of AT for self-care.
Maureen Melonis, MSN, CCC-SLP & Brian Burne, MSM, OTR
This learning track is intended for professionals who are working with infants and toddlers age birth through two in the Part C system, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, early childhood educators, mental health professionals and service coordinators.
Each course should take the user around 45-60 minutes to complete, depending on user pace and exploration of links and available resources.
**Compare to $29 for individual course purchase. A savings of $17 for the full track.