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Advanced Practitioner Specialization in Educational Therapy

Advanced Practitioner Specialization in Educational Therapy

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Required (3 units)
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Internship in Educational Therapy

The internship in Educational Therapy provides certificate candidates with the knowledge of and experience in the educational services available to clients. By working under supervision with an assigned client, the intern gains experience in assessment and report writing procedures, analysis of related information, integration of data for intervention, program planning and monitoring. The intern will become familiar with related professional fields, private learning centers, clinics, and schools for individuals with learning problems.

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3 units

Elective (3 units)
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Management of Clinical Practice

Establishing a private practice and operating it as a successful business is a challenging process to beginners in the field. This course exposes students to management skills such as report writing, parent education, and communication skills. Course topics include office procedures, record keeping, insurance requirements, ethical practices, fee structure, public relations, advertising, time management, and community involvement.

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3 units

Advanced Understanding of Adjunct Therapies

Adjunct diagnoses and treatments, utilizing theories and methods involved in occupational therapy (sensory integration), vision therapy, music therapy, and neuropsychology assessments are addressed in this course assessments. Participants will develop skills for academic analysis incorporating information from these disciplines. Focus will be on skills to enable the educational therapist to recognize the possibilities of related difficulties and to develop appropriate intervention plans.

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3 units

Language-Based Learning Differences: Helping Students Who Struggle with Reading and Writing

Methods for understanding and managing language-based learning disabilities without identifying students with labels. The class introduces skills most relevant for teaching students to improve reading and writing skills. Discussion includes strategies that teachers, parents and students can use both at school and home to manage difficulties and improve memory and/or understanding. Appropriate for parents, teachers and speech/language pathologists.

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3 units

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