Child Development Specialist Salary in Altoona, Pennsylvania

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Average Salary for Child Development Specialist in Altoona, Pennsylvania

The average salary of a(n) Child Development Specialist in Altoona, Pennsylvania is $52,798.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Child Development Specialist in Altoona, Pennsylvania is $25.38.

The average bonus of a(n) Child Development Specialist in Altoona, Pennsylvania is $1,130.00.

Job Description:

Instructs parents of mentally- and physically-disabled children in therapy techniques and behavior modification. Assesses child's responses to determine levels of child's physical development and mental development. Observes and interacts with child and converses with child's parents and other professionals periodically to obtain information relating to child's mental and physical development. Determines parent's ability to comprehend and apply therapeutic and behavior modification techniques and parent's social and emotional needs to formulate teaching plan. Develops individual teaching plan covering self-help, motor, social, cognitive, and language skills development for parents to implement in home. Instructs parents individually or in groups in behavior modification, physical development, language development, and conceptual learning exercises and activities. Revises teaching plan to correspond with child's rate of development. Counsels parents and organizes groups of parents in similar situations to provide social and emotional support for parents. Refers parents and child to social service agencies and facilities for additional services and financial assistance. Consults and coordinates plans with other professionals. Teaches preschool subjects, such as limited vocabulary sign language and color recognition, to children capable of learning such subjects. Less

Instructs parents of mentally- and physically-disabled children in therapy techniques and behavior modification. Assesses child's responses to determine levels of child's physical development and mental development. Observes and interacts with child and converses with child's parents and other professionals periodically... More

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