Early Intervention in Early Childhood (EDMT6502)


In this unit students will look at early childhood intervention as family-centred practice when providing for children with additional needs. Family-centred practice is based on the necessity for professionals to partner with families in the design and provision of early intervention and additional needs programs. The unit looks at the principles of inclusion, constructed views of normality, individual differences, and observation, identification and assessment of infants', toddlers' and young children's development. Transitions across multiple contexts over the time young children are in early childhood services are also addressed. Students will look at children in the contexts of their families and the multidisciplinary teams with whom they work, and consider ways to maximise children's developmental and learning outcomes.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr seminar/wk for wks, 6-hrs field placement


20 min in-class presentation (30%) and 1500wd critique (40%) and 1200wd situational analysis (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


24 credit points of units

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.