Advancement in medical technology has been a boon for the birth of high risk babies. Science has been able to drastically reduce the number of deaths of such babies. Even though the risk of death has been greatly reduced, but there’s an increased risk of the baby suffering from some or the other disability. Professionals trained and qualified in early intervention can identify such infants at the earliest and also provide them with the best habilitation services and care. They are thus able to enhance the development of the infant and provide it with a better quality of life.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduate in Medicine or related fields like BMR, B.Ed Special Education, Masters in Child Psychology and Masters in Child Development with minimum 50% marks. Admissions are through entrance test and interview. The entrance exam is held in some leading Indian cities.
Duration of this course is 1 year.
More about the course
This is a specialized course that prepares you in providing special care and medical services to those new born infants who are likely to suffer from impairment or disabilities. You learn to become an interventionist delivering quality services to infants and parents alike. This course prepares you to function as a co-ordinator and supervisor during deliveries. You will be developing expertise in organising early intervention services. You will be able to assess, plan and implement for effective intervention. Other than these, you learn techniques on report writing, maintenance of records and communicating with families on the need for early intervention. As an interventionist you will be also facilitating and integrating the concerned children into community guided programmes.
Some of the important topics in this course are: Neurobiology, Child Development & Learning, Family & Community, Therapeutics Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation. The course is a combination of theory classes, case studies, group discussions and practical classes.
This course opens up jobs for you in the paediatric units of hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and maternity homes. The child care and development centres, rural health care centres and other such centres concerned with child birth and care are some of the places where you can find employment. Other than these, centres for the mentally retarded, visually handicapped, hearing impaired and physically handicapped too provide for suitable jobs to those trained in early intervention. To further your education, you can do masters in fields related to childcare.
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