Undergraduate and graduate practicum experiences are available on a short or long-term basis.

Clinical experiences allow students to:

  • Learn educational and standardized assessments typically used with children birth-5 years of age such as the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, The Preschool Language Scales, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Gain observation skills associated with classroom strategies and quality such as the Environmental Rating Scales (ECERS & ITERS), Teaching Pyramid Observation Tools (TPOT), and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
  • Join an intervention team that conducts home visits for young children (birth through age 3) with a wide range of disabilities
  • Gain experience in coaching parents and teachers regarding chidlrens' development and interactions
  • Gain experience working on an interdisciplinary team to complete Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Contribute to an evaluation of the development of young children with an intensive care unit experience
    

Traineeships include a 10-month master’s level experience sponsored by the MMI Guild. In addition to clinical requirements, trainees participate in the Leadership Education for Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program.

For more information on applying for traineeships, contact (402) 559-7368 or e-mail bjjackson@unmc.edu

Community Education

Other community education and outreach activities include:

  • consultation to the Nebraska Department of Education
  • presentations at state and national meetings to promote high quality program evaluations, parent engagement, parent-school partnerships, high-quality early childhood settings, parent-child interaction and early childhood social-emotional competence.

For More Information
Phone: (402) 559-7368
Toll Free: (800) 656-3937 ext. 97368
Fax: (402) 559-5850
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