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Inclusion and Intervention in the Early Years (10177.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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This unit is about children who are at risk of having a developmental or learning disability. The unit focuses on research-based strategies for providing effective intervention for children up to eight years of age. Content includes: the history of early intervention and its research, legislative and policy bases; family-focused intervention; and multidisciplinary models of early intervention with particular attention to assessment, programs, transition, ethical issues and current controversies in the field. The unit is based within an early Childhood centre with pre-service teachers working with young children for the semester and includes five days of placement.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe the rationale and evidence base for early intervention;

2. Describe inclusive planning and teaching strategies that include individual assessment and documentation;

3. List a range of community resources that are available to support teachers, families and children; and

4. Explain the importance of working in collaborative partnerships with families and other professionals.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week, consisting of lectures and workshops.


Must have passed 12 credit points.



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