IMH205 - Screening and Assessment: Infants, Young Children and Families

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Subject Title
Screening and Assessment: Infants, Young Children and Families

Subject Description
This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of tools used to identify and support young children and their families.  Students will learn that screening and assessment are part of the continuum of intervention and not only a means of labeling and identification.  Student will gain insights into the range of screening and assessment instruments typically used with families and young children.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of typical and atypical child development in the evaluation of screening, assessment, and observation practices in children birth to age 12.
  2. Evaluate developmental screening and assessment tools to determine reliability and validity.
  3. Justify the use of specific screening and assessment tools to identify family  and child strengths and needs.
  4. Critique the contextual relevance of screening and assessment practices in a variety of community and family environments.
  5. Synthesize family information and developmental screening and assessment reports to inform communication with families.

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Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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