In this course, you will learn about the practice of embedded interventions to help children participate in a variety of early learning opportunities and environments promoting high quality inclusion.

Course objectives
At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by embedded interventions to promote participation in inclusive settings; and
  • Use a decision-making process to help a child participate more fully in an inclusive setting through embedded interventions.

This course aligns with the following 2014 DEC Recommended Practices:

  • E1. Practitioners provide services and supports in natural and inclusive environments during daily routines and activities to promote the child’s access to and participation in learning experiences.
  • E3. Practitioners work with the family and other adults to modify and adapt the physical, social, and temporal environments to promote each child’s access to and participation in learning experiences.
  • INS2. Practitioners, with the family, identify skills to target for instruction that help a child become adaptive, competent, socially connected, and engaged and that promote learning in natural and inclusive environments.
  • INS3. Practitioners gather and use data to inform decisions about individualized instruction.
  • INS4. Practitioners plan for and provide the level of support, accommodations, and adaptations needed for the child to access, participate, and learn within and across activities and routines.
  • INT3. Practitioners promote the child’s communication development by observing, interpreting, responding contingently, and providing natural consequences for the child’s verbal and non‐verbal communication and by using language to label and expand on the child’s requests, needs, preferences, or interests.
  • INS5. Practitioners embed instruction within and across routines, activities, and environments to provide contextually relevant learning opportunities.

This is a 5-hour course worth .5 CEUs.

CEUs are approved by the Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. This course has also been approved for early childhood state training hours in the following states: Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Utah. Early intervention credits (i.e., 5 credits) have also been approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.