Career Fair – Career Data Card: Developmental Therapist

During our career fair today we connected girl scouts with professionals – this is from the series of the Career Data Card we provided:

Developmental Therapist
Brief job description:
Skills needed: Compassion, patience, love for children, ability to communicate, cultural sensitivity, knowledge of typical (normal) and atypical (abnormal) childhood development, knowledge of a variety of diagnostic tests

Education needed: Masters in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders

Fun fact about my job: Culture plays a big role in a child’s development and medical treatment; get paid to play with kids all day

Favorite thing about my job: working with children, developing relationships with families, watching children learn new skills

Similar jobs or jobs I work with everyday: Special education teacher, early childhood teacher, child life specialist; work with speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists

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