What Is an ITDS?
An ITDS (Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist)is a credentialed individual that assists children to achieve age-appropriate developmental milestones. They’re someone who designs and helps complete programs for children to properly transition into toddlerhood. Children, ages 0-3 are in a constant state of transition, and an ITDS can help children catch up who have fallen behind in their development.
Why Do Parents Choose an ITDS?
If a child is struggling with basic and customary developmental milestones for that age that include mobility, speech, physical awareness or other potential developmental issues, it may be a good idea to seek the advice of several different early intervention developmental specialists.
One of these is an ITDS and this person will help parents decide how to proceed with regards to finding ways to bridge the developmental gap that may be forming before it becomes too wide to overcome.
Who Benefits from an ITDS?
An ITDS will help families whose child may be experiencing motor, cognitive or speech-related challenges overcome those challenges by way of specific steps and sessions designed to minimize the impact of problems that can arise.
An ITDS in Florida will come to your home regularly and spend time with your child, working through exercises and tasks that will deal with those challenges. For instance, if your child is experiencing severe mobility problems, an ITDS will design steps to help your child cope and perhaps overcome those limitations.
What Can an In-Home ITDS in Florida Accomplish?
An ITDS in Florida can help your child and family members:
Develop coping skills to deal with problems that arise.
Work towards improving skills that may be lacking in terms of achieving milestones.
Help parents and family members understand steps that need to be taken when challenges arise.
Identify the members of the support group that will be necessary to promote an environment of nurturing.
Define the roles of members of that support group so that those involved will assist in overall development.
Who Can Become An ITDS?
Anyone with a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in early childhood or early childhood/special education, child and family development, family life specialist, communication sciences, psychology, or social work.
Those are the basic prerequisites to become ITDS as it concerns education. The others requirements have to do with paperwork and sponsor stated accreditation. AMP PEDIATRIC THERAPY can facilitate and expedite the process as you work your way to become a team member.
How Can AMP Pediatric Therapy Help You Become An ITDS?
If you're concerned that you are not using your hard-earned degree to the best of your ability and now find yourself looking for a career change where you can see the difference you make, AMP PEDIATRIC THERAPY can help. We specialize in pediatric therapy treating children from 0-21. We provide our patients with Infant Toddler Developmental Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy. We have long-lasting relationships with families as well as providers throughout Florida. This is a key aspect of bringing onboard new Infant Toddler Developmental Specialists to become part of our team. We have a long list of patients waiting for services in one of the many disciplines that we treat. That includes high demand for Infant Toddler Developmental Specialists.
We will make sure you have the proper prerequisites to become an ITDS. Walk you through the certification process. Provide you with our resources both before and after your certification. Since all the disciplines involved in becoming a successful ITDS are already part of our team, you can reach out to one of our many ITDS, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Therapists for support.
If you have one year of professional experience in any setting dealing with children and you'd like to learn more about how we can help you become an ITDS, complete the form below to get started.