- Wittmer, D. S., & Petersen, S. H. (2018). Infant and toddler development and responsive program planning: A relationship-based approach (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
.Early intervention services provided through Part C of IDEA have the capacity to have a dramatic and lasting impact on the development and learning of young children. Review page 185 of your course text and the Web article “Overview of Early Intervention.”
Briefly explain the purposes and goals of early intervention, and then identify at least three personal goals describing what your commitment is or will be as a child development professional dedicated to ensuring that all children who need early intervention services receive them.
2.Review the information presented on the field of infant mental health (pages 129-131 of your course text). Then, consider what you learned about the impact of maternal depression on the developing child. Explain the role of the infant mental health specialist in working with a parent who is experiencing depression, and describe specific intervention strategies he or she might use to support the parent and child in this situation.
3.”Healthy motor development is dependent on the brain, the central nervous system, the muscles, the bones, and the opportunities infants have for practice (Wittmer & Petersen, 2018, p. 252).” Based on the Learning Resources this week, reflect on motor concerns and their potential effects. Then explain what physical and occupational therapy is and provide a brief summary of how such services can support young children’s motor development
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