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Are you an early childhood or special education major interested in seeing an inclusive classroom? Do you want to observe young children with special needs? Take this opportunity to learn from professional staff interacting with children of all abilities.

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Siskin Children's Institute equips future educators and other health professionals with knowledge, resources and experiences to help them serve children with special needs and their families.

 Based on number of hours needed, you might:

   Study the activities and interactions of children with and without disabilities by utilizing our observation rooms.

   Observe the clinical procedures, therapy sessions, and other related services used to support children with and without disabilities.

   Participate in a comprehensive specialized training rotation as part of an internship or practicum placement program.

For more information about:

  • Early childhood education or special education hours, contact Karen Coleman at 423.648.1754
  • Nursing, contact Michelle Boyd at 423.648.1770
  • Physical or occupational therapy, contact Lisa Spurlock at 423.648.1775
  • Child and Family Studies, contact Julie Mickel at 423.648.1758