Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


ECD-210 - Clinical Skills With Children (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: ECD202 or permission of instructor
This course prepares students to work with children and adolescents who have special needs in school, recreation, or therapeutic environments using accepted techniques and practices. Topics include therapeutic perspectives, discipline and control issues and techniques, behavioral techniques including behavior modification and forms of intervention. Students will also explore strategies in working with groups, including group planning and group dynamics, the use of games and activities for therapy and assessment, collaboration with family and other professionals and clinical observation skills. A weekly field observation in early childhood programs, schools, agencies or therapeutic setting is required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance, and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.


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