Developmental Educators, or DEs, 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, to live as independently as possible and to be an active member of their community. They do this through working closely not only with the individual, but also through gathering information from their support network.
Both direct therapy and observations will be completed. Observations of the individual engaging in different tasks and interactions across their natural environments are required to develop their goals and training necessary. 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.