[R-0168] S3. Child Development

Citation: Children’s Medical Services: Special Services for Children with Special Needs. (Producer). (2012) Infant Toddler Developmental Training: Nutrition [Module 6, Lesson 2]. Available from http://www.cms-kids.com/providers/early_steps/training/itds/module6/lesson2_2.html

Abstract: In the state of Florida, where this module was developed, an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS) is a non-licensed provider of Early Intervention Services (EI Services). The ITDS focuses on infant/toddler development and ways to promote development and learning, including designing learning environments and activities to promote development across all domains. The ITDS, in consultation with other early intervention providers on the child and family’s team, assists the family in understanding the special needs of the child and enhancing the child’s development.

Integration: This lesson supports course content on nutritional considerations and risks for infants and toddlers.

Content Focus: Alternate Methods of Food Intake; Behaviorally Based Feeding Disorders; Food Insecurities; Infant and Toddler Nutrition; Infant-Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS); Infant-Toddler Developmental Training; Nutrition; Nutritional Concerns of Premature Infants; Premature Infants; Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Notes: This lesson is full of useful tools for teachers serving children with special health needs such as a form to document a child’s feeding history as well as social and caregiver histories, a chart identifying behaviorally-based feeding disorders and descriptions of alternate methods of food intake, an explanation of the concept of “food insecurities” and its causes, and nutritional concerns of premature infants as well as conditions related to premature birth.