Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

270 - Degree in Psychology

25948 - Early Intervention Programmes and Techniques

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
25948 - Early Intervention Programmes and Techniques
Faculty / School:
301 - Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
270 - Degree in Psychology
2 and 4 and 3
First Four-month period
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The methodology followed in this course is oriented towards achievement of the learning objectives. It is based on a combination of theory sessions and practical activities. Students are expected to participate actively in the class throughout the semester. 



Name of Activity: Theory

Credits: 4

Teaching methodology: lectures, Bibliographic research, readings, assessment.

 Skills acquired:

(2) Knowledge and understanding of the laws and principles of psychological processes.

(3) Knowledge of the processes and main stages of psychological development throughout the life cycle aspects of normality and abnormality.


Name of Activity: Practice

Credits: 2

Teaching  methodology: Individual work, group work, detection and analysis of specific school situations, Lab practices, Activities To develop skills, assessment

Skills acquired:

(26) ability to analyze the needs and demands of the addressees and recipients of a specific function depending on context.

(27) ability to analyze situations, define problems, basic research design, execute, analyze, establish goals of psychological performance in different contexts, proposing and negotiating goals with the target and affected.


5.2. Learning tasks

Brief description of its contents: 
Concepts and features. Plasticity postnatal of system nervous. Optimal learning periods. Learning strategies at an early age.
Definition of Early Childhood
Objectives of Early Childhood
Intervention levels of EI 
  • Primary prevention
  • Secondary prevention
  • Tertiary prevention
Main areas of action
  • Centers for Child Development and Early Intervention
  • Health Services
  • Social Services
  • Educational Services
Actions in the community
Interagency coordination
Early Care Basics

5.3. Syllabus

The course will address the following topics:


SECTION I: Theoretical Foundations of Early Childhood Intervention

Topic 1: Conceptual and policy framework Intervention or Early Childhood.
Topic 2: Levels and fields of intervention: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.


SECTION II: Evaluation, diagnosis and intervention.

Topic 3: Early Intervention in different areas of development.
Topic 4: The role of the family in Intervention or Early Childhood.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The planning of the course will be announced the first week of class. The key dates of presentations of works will be announced in class and through the virtual platform Moodle.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

  • Recomendaciones técnicas para el desarrollo de la atención temprana / [Autor: Federación Estatal de Asociaciones de Profesionales de Atención Temprana] Madrid : Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad, D.L. 2006
  • Libro blanco de la atención temprana . - 3ª ed. Madrid : Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad, D.L. 2005
  • Arco Tirado, José Luis . Necesidades educativas especiales. Manual de evaluación e intervención psicológica /José Luis Arco Tirado, Antonio Fernandez Castillo McGrawHill
  • East, Viv. Guía práctica de necesidades educativas especiales / Viv East y Linda Evans ; traducido por Ma. Luz Agra Pardiñas Madrid : Morata, 2010