Dr. Lillian Durán and Dr. Lauren Cycyk were recently awarded an Office of Special Education training grant titled, “Interdisciplinary Interventionists and Clinicians Improving Outcomes (INICIO).” Together they have developed a bilingual specialization in both the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) program and the Communication Disorders master’s degree program.
The program includes the EI/ECSE one-year licensure and MA degree program and the Communication Disorders two-year certification and MA degree program. Competencies include:
- foundations in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)
- typical and atypical development
- birth to 5 assessment with emphasis on children who are dual language learners
- family involvement
- implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions
- interdisciplinary collaboration
A total of 4-6 INICIO scholars will participate in this specialized training.
- Foundations in EI/ECSE
- Family-Guided Early Intervention
- Language Disorders in Young Children
- Building On Opportunities for Student Teaching (BOOST) Planning
- Interdisciplinary Teaming
INICIO scholars will also complete two field placements, one in the CDS young child lab with bilingual infants and toddlers and a second with preschoolers in a bilingual preschool program.
This project will provide 4 students with tuition assistance for 4 terms. If you are interested in supporting children and families who speak languages other than English and you want to become an early interventionist or early childhood special education teacher please contact:
Lillian Durán, email@example.com.
For more information visit Master's Licensure Student Funding.