Developmental Educators, or DE’s as they are often known, are one of the newest allied health professions in the disability field, but they are also one of the most diverse. As part of the four year degree, DE’s develop the skills to work with individuals and those around them to help them live as independently as possible and as an active member of their community. They do this through working closely with not only the individual, but also through gathering information from their support network.
This is done through a mixture of direct therapy sessions with the individual, information gathering and observations of the individual engaging in different tasks and interactions across their natural environments and skill development and training for the individuals support network. This means that sessions often take place in a number of different locations, including in our clinic, education setting, care facility, at home or in the local community.