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Developmental Therapists
(Child Development Specialist)

Individuals who do not hold an EI Specialist Developmental Therapist credential on July 1, 2013 may apply for an EI Specialist Developmental Therapist credential and enroll to bill if they:

(1) have a bachelors degree or higher in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Special Education: Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Blind/Partially Sighted, Child Development, EI or Elementary Education, or from an EI approved college/university program (i.e., a program for which the Department or its designee has determined that the degree is equivalent to one of the above stated degrees); and (2) can document the completion of educational experiences as approved by the Department that include at least 2 semester college hours of, or the equivalent (30 clock hours or CEU credit hours) in, each of the following EI core knowledge content areas: the Development of Young Children, Typical and Atypical; Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities; Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Special Needs; and Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs; and (3) can submit proof of training on the use of a formal assessment tool that would allow the provider to perform global evaluations and assessments.evaluations/assessments may apply for an EI Specialist: Developmental Therapist credential and enroll to bill. Credential and CBO enrollment required.

Pay Table

Unit of Service Description Rate
15 minutes Evaluation/Assessment - onsite $11.03
15 minutes Evaluation/Assessment - offsite $13.91
15 minutes IFSP Development $11.03
15 minutes IFSP Meeting $13.91
15 minutes Individual DT - onsite $11.03
15 minutes Individual DT - offsite $13.91
15 minutes Group DT (multiple families or group not to exceed 4 children) $ 2.76


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Contact Info

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Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone:  800-701-0995
Fax:  309-298-3066

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