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This module focuses on strength-based approaches to viewing and working with children, early childhood settings, and professionals so that everyone is welcome. Participants will examine the meaning of inclusion and learn to reframe perspectives in order to ensure all children experience meaningful participation in early care and education programs.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe children, their families, and classrooms in terms of their strengths
  • Define inclusion, what it means, and what it does not mean
  • List reasons why it is important to be able to use strategies to make children and families feel welcome

Author and Presenter:

Philippa Campbell, Ph.D. is an Occupational Therapist who was formerly Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences and currently serves as a collaborator within the Center for Outcomes and Measurement. She is self-employed and provides consultation and contract services to a number of states, colleges, universities, and public health corporations with an emphasis on inclusion, early intervention for high need infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and family-centered intervention approaches. Over a more than 30-year career, Dr. Campbell has conducted numerous studies and published articles and books related to teaching (e.g., coaching) families, participation and inclusion of children in home, school, and community settings, and use of adaptation and assistive technology interventions with a special emphasis on children with significant and complex needs.

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This module has received the Ohio Approved (OA) designation.

This module is eligible for one (1) unit hours in the areas of EI developmental specialist/supervisor and EI service coordinator/supervisor as approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).