This course provides candidates with the knowledge of basic principles, processes, procedures, and instruments that lead to appropriate interventions and well-developed Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs), Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and reflect an understanding of the range of appropriate assessment and evaluation approaches available for children from birth through five years of age, including English Language Learners. A variety of non-biased standardized techniques, instruments, and processes will be examined, including the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP). Developmental assessments that include motor, cognitive, language and speech, social/ emotional, and self-help skills will be administered in the child’s native language. Each candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the IFSP/IEP process and the ability to participate with the family and other members of the team in the development and implementation of an IFSP/IEP and the coordination of services including families with English as a second language. Practicum supervisors observe course content in practice to ensure that a fluid connection exists between coursework and practice.