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A developmental educator is a disability specialist who has completed a four-year university degree.  They work either individually or as part of a team of allied health professionals.

Developmental Educators can help by:

  • Providing positive behavioral support programs
  • Teaching functional life skills including social, communication, self-care, daily living, recreation, and employment
  • Providing case management and counselling supports to people with disabilities
  • Promoting the physical and emotional well-being of people with disabilities
  • Undertaking developmental and functional behavioral assessments
  • Assisting people with a disability to set and attain individual goals.
  • Working and liaising with families, service providers and community members to enhance the choice, social inclusion and quality of life for people with disability
  • Facilitating self-advocacy and / or advocate on behalf of people with disabilities

(information provided by: deai.com.au)