Early Intervention: Theory and Practice

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

As mainstream schools look to adopt more inclusive classroom experiences for children with disabilities, teaching within an early childhood setting will mean you'll encounter a diverse range of needs and abilities in the classroom.

As such, this online Early Intervention: Theory and Practice unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and delivered through Macquarie University, will help you implement inclusive teaching strategies to ensure you’re meeting the specific needs of young children with disabilities.

By the end of this unit you will be familiar with a child’s right to equal access to education, understand the importance of early intervention, and how disability and impairments can impact on children and their families. Developing a stronger awareness of these key issues will enable you to be a facilitator of inclusive education in early childhood settings, and allow you to make a big difference in the development of children in your classroom.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Must have successfully completed the unit, Early Childhood Development

AND

  • Must be accepted into the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Areas of study

In this Early Intervention: Theory and Practice unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to the unit
  • Exploring disability, early intervention and inclusive education
  • Understanding disability
  • Early intervention and inclusion/li>
  • Terminology and language use
  • Working together with families
  • Communication strategies
  • Engaging through play
  • Assessment and planning
  • Strategies for inclusive approaches to early childhood for diverse groups of children
  • Collaboration and professional partnerships
  • Reflections on the learning from this unit

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years), Macquarie University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This postgraduate unit will demonstrate your commitment to inclusive education and to meeting the needs of all children in your classroom. As part of the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) degree, this unit will get you one step closer to completing your qualification.

Upon graduation from the Master’s degree, you will be qualified to work within a range of settings, including public schools, private institutions and community programs.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Early Intervention: Theory and Practice from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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