The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders Graduate School
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) mission is to promote innovative approaches to the identification, treatment, and education of children with developmental, communication, and learning disorders as well as to improve infant mental health through early interventions, professional training, and sound public policy.
The goal of ICDL is to integrate knowledge from the different disciplines in order to improve infant and early childhood development, promote infant mental health, as well as to advance prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders.
ICDL recognized the need for a permanent, ongoing, state-of-the-art graduate program that responds to the increasing demands for culturally competent mental health professionals that master the insights of each of the contributing disciplines, understand the range and variations of healthy and disordered functioning in the early years of life, implement a unified developmental approach to research and clinical practice, and serve as leaders for future generations. The ICDL Graduate School offers a unique PhD program in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disorders through a distance learning format for qualified applicants throughout the United States and abroad.