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Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program: Typical and Atypical Child Development Modules

Child Development Modules: Typical and Atypical Development, created by University of Wisconsin-Madison, explore the various stages of child development for both typically and atypically developing children. This training was developed for service coordinators using the Children's Long-Term Support Functional Screen (CLTS FS) but is appropriate for other professional program staff who have a role with children with disabilities.

  • This training consists of an introduction and four modules.
  • Each module includes an overview of child development for the age group and case studies of atypical development.
  • It takes about five or six hours to complete all modules and read the supplemental materials.
  • The modules can be completed individually or as a group.
  • You can access the modules in Cornerstone

Goal of the Modules

The main goal of these modules is to increase the knowledge, awareness, and skills of CLTS functional screeners in identifying typical and atypical child development within the context of the child’s family and community and in the work a screener needs to do to gather information about a child required to complete a CLTS FS. Ultimately, completing these modules will increase the confidence of CLTS functional screeners in understanding when a child’s development is not keeping pace with that of his or her peers. These modules will also increase screeners’ ability to appropriately differentiate between children who are merely lagging behind their age peers in some aspects of development versus those who are developmentally significantly behind and therefore may qualify for long-term support services.

This training resource will provide service coordinators and other professional staff with useful and relevant information that enhances and strengthens their work with children and their families.


Last revised July 5, 2022