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*CEU=Contact Hrs: 0.4 - $ 99.95
Includes BOTH CEU & EI Contact Hours
 
Down syndrome Primer in Early Intervention and Pre-School
Course Objectives, Outcomes & Other Relevant Information
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Down syndrome is the most common chromosome abnormality and 6,000 babies in the United States are born each year with this condition. In the United States, there are approximately 350,000 individuals living with Down syndrome. Affecting people of all economic, educational, cultural, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, these unique and truly special individuals are active, vital members of their families and communities.

Learn about the causes of this genetic chromosomal problem, signs and symptoms and the many health problems these infants and toddlers clinically present. Understand the legislative context culminating in laws that serve as a bulwark defending the rights and needs of people with Down syndrome and others with disabilities, as well as the historical context that culminated in sweeping protective legislation. Explore what "inclusion" means when discussing notions such as 'least restrictive environment.' Learn culturally competent inclusion, and how the inclusive approach runs counter to ideas such as plastic surgery or in-utero abortion of the Down syndrome population. Explore questionable 'duplicitous treatments' and why they must be avoided. Included is a discussion of the ethics and appropriate attitude of treating children with disabilities, as well as its historical context, with special reference to individuals with Down syndrome.

Learn about the value of education inclusion, IDEA, inclusion in the workplace as embodied by the ADA, the importance of 'people-first' language as part of the linguistic etiquette of how to appropriately speak about persons with Down syndrome, emphasizing maintenance of their dignity as human beings, entitled to equal rights and protection under the law. Understand how the range of professional intervention in all five domains of early childhood developmental growth will proactively assist these children to achieve their full potential, and how a life with Down syndrome is a life well worth living.

This primer is a MUST READ for all early intervention and pre-school therapists and educators who service the professional needs of the  infant, toddler, and child with Down syndrome.

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- Pending Approval Office of the NY State Board of Social Work -

This program is offered for 0.45 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate Level, Professional)

- Meets NY State (NYSOTA) Continuing Compliancy Requirements for continued Core Competency Hours (CCH) -

APPROVED BY THE ILLINOIS EARLY INTERVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM FOR EARLY INTERVENTION CREDENTIAL CREDIT

Approved as a Core of Knowledge Training  by the  Office of Childcare: Maryland State Department of Education

- Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) –

Disclosure: David C Saidoff, PT, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Kristen O’Leary, SLP, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Melissa Whelan, OTR, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Nancy L. Beckerman, LCSW, DSW - instructor has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. KristenO’Leary,SLP, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Dr. Robert Koppel, M.D.,FAAP, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member.  Rebecca Stern Lamm, MSW, LCSW has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Dr. Robert Koppel, M.D.,FAAP, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member.  Declaration: Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that any of the governing bodies (e.g., West Virginian Board of Physical Therapy, or other such governmental or NGO’s supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. Information provided should be used within the scope of practice. No relevant financial or non-financial relationships exists between EITTOC or the products discussed any course; no such relationship or endorsement exists for any products mentioned in any courses sponsored by EITTOC, or in any of the items (such as specific AED or Epinephrine injection product) or any testing instrument used to evaluate children; the above course is specific to said-topic, and may not be extrapolated to any other course or topic outside the scope of this course. Course instructor(s) have no other financial or non-financial remuneration - whether prior to or following course delivery; the above advertisement is made available to all physical therapy (and other) licensee on a non-discriminatory basis. Ascend has approved this course and may be contacted about any concerns. Information provided should be used within scope of practice.  AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. The onus of responsibility for this course – granted contact hours by the AOTA – is for each OT professional to check with their State board of OT to see if this course meets licensure requirement for continuing education.


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