What is Developmental Therapy?
Developmental Therapy focuses on infant/toddler development and ways to promote development. This includes designing learning environments and activities to promote development across all domains: cognitive; physical; communication; social/emotional; and adaptive. Specialized Instruction is a required service of IDEA, Part C. Indiana designates its providers of specialized instruction as Developmental Therapists. Since there is no one pre-service academic degree for this category, the state has defined multiple categories of Developmental Therapy, each with its own entry level qualifications.