HP 630 Child Development in an International Setting, 3 credits

This course is designed to provide an opportunity to expand clinical knowledge in the areas of early childhood development, psycho-emotional development, and program development, including community needs assessments. The course content and learning will occur in a service-learning format, in which students will travel with faculty outside the United States for the primary portion of the course. The most relevant issues in promoting development for institutionalized and post institutionalized children as well as family training for foster care providers are presented with reflection upon existing evidence within the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, nursing, psychology, and neurodevelopment. The students will apply the course content to their clinical and professional practice settings through course assignments. This course is offered with an online launch, a 10-14 day intensive in-country experience, and closes with online course activities.

Prerequisite: Application and acceptance into this course is required.