Early Childhood Intervention
To make significant contributions to the early childhood intervention research base through applied and participatory research and to disseminate findings to local, state, national, and international forums through publications, presentations, and consultation.
To increase the number of family-guided and culturally responsive personnel to serve young children with disabilities and their families with the skills necessary to participate in the global community, serve as critical consumers and life long learners, and to operate as effective transdisciplinary team members.
Contact: Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
Course requirements for the Early Childhood Intervention Specialist License (revised April, 2011)
Course requirements for the PreK Special Needs Endorsement (revised April, 2011)
- Advising screencast
- will need to be connected to the Internet and have a headset or speakers to hear the information
- click on the play button in the middle of the screen when the new window opens
Course Requirements for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Early Intervention Specialist Certificate (Revised October 2011)
The Early Intervention Specialist Certificate allows individuals to work with young children ages 0-3 with disabilities and their families in home and community settings. The DODD certified Early Intervention Specialist is the professional in Ohio responsible for providing "special instruction" to infants and toddlers and their families as noted in Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Special Instruction includes:
(i) The design of learning environments and activities that promote the child's acquisition of skills in a variety of developmental areas, including cognitive processes and social interaction;
(ii) Curriculum planning, including the planned interaction of personnel, materials, and time and space, that leads to achieving the outcomes in the child's individualized family service plan;
(iii) Providing families with information, skills, and support related to enhancing the skill development of the child; and
(iv) working with the family to enhance the child's development.
Course requirements for the Master's Degree Program (revised April, 2011)
Those that are interested in seeking a doctorate degree in early childhood special education and intervention can apply for the PhD program in Special Education and complete coursework specific to a concentration in ECSE/EI.