The next training cohort begins the summer of 2017. The deadline for applying to this program is March 23.
This interdisciplinary specialty training program is designed for CWRU graduate students from Social Work and Speech Language Pathology who are interested in working with young children at-risk or with disabilities and their families. It is designed to provide students the competencies and professional skills that are needed to become certified early intervention service providers.
Trainees receive a $2,500 stipend and full tuition support for the summer institute. They also receive fellowship for $13,500.00 for the 2107-2018 academic year.
Training entails an 8 week summer institute in which students:
(a) Complete 6 hours of coursework (Early Intervention Theory and Practice; Birth to Three Child Development; and Developmental Disabilities: Theories and Practice); and
(b) Participate in an intensive structured practicum and in which they learn the skills required for assessing and providing relationship based developmental intervention services to young children with disabilities and their parents.
** During the following academic year trainees are required to do their practicum training in an agency or school that serves young children with disabilities and their families.
The Early Intervention Related Services Training Program (EIRSTP) is funded by a personnel preparation grant from the United States Office of Special Education Programs.