July 27, 2016
Have you checked out the resources, tools and research at your fingertips regarding best practices in Birth To Three? Find everything you need on the CT. Birth to Three Website. And don’t forget to sign up for the weekly email updates for our BLOG – and easy way to keep up to date!
July 26, 2016
The IFSP has been translated and posted in three additional languages: Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic. We have also modified the IFSP Handbook which will be posted on the website. In addition, we are posting an online module on completing the new IFSP. The link for the module will be posted on our website under Learning Modules . A short, fun video on Writing Functional Outcomes will also be found there and here (click on lower right area of video to watch it full screen).
March 30, 2016
Want to see the SSIP Phase II Logic Model and Evaluation Plan that connects our plans for professional development, changes to our fiscal system as well as how we communicate about Birth to Three? Here is the full report State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase II. The attachments lay it all out. (The first part of the report is from Phase I last year.) Phase II was the part where a broad group of stakeholders identified how to enhance our infrastructure (fiscal and how we communicate) and how we plan to support EIS providers to reach our State-identified Measureable Result … Continue reading
December 28, 2015
The Connecticut Birth to Three System and State Interagency Coordinating Council report to the Governor each year on activities that support families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. We are pleased to share the latest report, posted here Birth23.org/aboutb23/annualdata/. Meet the Daly Family and hear from their service coordinator and Finn’s pediatrician, compare town-by-town referral data, and learn how our almost 1,200 service providers partner with families in a dynamic and individualized process that enhances learning and development during everyday activities. Prior years’ reports are also available on the same web page. To get to the Annual Data Reports page on Birth23.org click the … Continue reading
August 25, 2015
Huh? Previously we posted about a free online learning module for the Child Outcome Summary (COS) Process A fourth session has just been added outlining the 7-point scale used to indicate a child’s status on each of the three outcomes at a given point in time. The 7-point scale indicates how the child’s current functioning compares to age-expected functioning for his or her chronological age Below is the direct link to the site where you can learn more and register for access to the module. http://dasycenter.org/child-outcomes-summary-cos-process-module-collecting-using-data-to-improve-programs/
August 13, 2015
Earlier this month the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, and PaTTAN sponsored the National Autism Conference. Many of the sessions were made available at no cost via live webcasting. Here is a link to see some of the archived sessions from this year and last years conference. View the archived webcasting sessions here.
July 6, 2015
Last week Connecticut received the state’s “determination letter” from the US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For the 9th year in a row Connecticut’s Part C System (Birth to Three) received the highest level determination of “Meets Requirements“. What is unique about this year is that OSEP use compliance data for only 50% of it’s determination. The other 50% was based on “results data”. For results, they used the child outcome data reported in the State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report – Indicator 3. These results are demonstrated by the entry and exit ratings providers complete with … Continue reading
May 5, 2015
Connecticut’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase I is now online. Phase II is the improvement planning phase and work on this will start in June. It is due to OSEP on February 1, 2016. We want input from a wide variety of stakeholders about how to best implement selected improvement strategies over the next five years to reach our goal or SiMR. If you are interested in joining, please contact Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov. Don’t know what Connecticut’s Part C SiMR is? (or what it means?) To learn more about the SSIP and how Connecticut’s stakeholders got to this point, visit the SSIP … Continue reading
March 2, 2015
A recent research study reports that toddlers with autism have demonstrated significant improvement after intensive intervention by parents rather than clinicians. Parent-led intense intervention during everyday activities resulted in significant improvements in several areas for children diagnosed with Autism. Parent-Implemented Social Intervention for Toddlers With Autism: An RCT Additional research found that that parent-led intervention may lower the risk for toddlers that are at high risk for autism.
January 20, 2015
The following is from an email to members the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI). Anyone can join for free and get these emails by signing up at their website listed below. ========================================== The journal Infants & Young Children (IYC) is published in conjunction with the ISEI. As part of this relationship, the publisher of IYC has made available on the ISEI website (www.isei.washington.edu) an article from each issue of IYC for our members. The article for this issue of IYC is: Using Signs to Facilitate Vocabulary in Children With Language Delays Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC/SLP and Dana Battaglia, … Continue reading
January 6, 2015
What is the SSIP? The State Systemic Improvement Plan is the newest indicator in the State Performance Plan required by section 616 of the IDEA. This indicator is pretty comprehensive and involves all of the lead agency teams within Birth to Three; Family and Community Support, Provider Support, Fiscal Support, and Systems Support. A webpage dedicated to the three phase SSIP (we’re only in Phase 1) is updated after each meeting. The last meeting was held on December 8th and the next will be February 23rd by when we hope to have a draft ready for review by the public. Check out … Continue reading
September 17, 2014
This webinar is provided by the AUCD’s Early Intervention/ Early Childhood (EIEC) Special Interest Group Health Literacy Principles and Adult Education Strategies to Engage Families in Early Intervention Services Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Click here to register: https://www.aucd.org/template/event.cfm?event_id=7628 Webinar Outcomes: At the end of the presentation, participants will: • Identify evidence-based approaches to enhance family engagement in early intervention services. • Identify and apply health literacy principles and adult education strategies to facilitate provider-caregiver interaction. • Use effective communication strategies to enhance coaching. Webinar Description: Service provision in early intervention requires effective communication between … Continue reading
August 1, 2014
The ECTA Center staff will present the recently analyzed national child outcomes data for 2012-2013 including completeness of the data and some pattern checking to explore what is behind the national numbers. In addition, states will learn about updated resources including the 2012-2013 national graphing template, 2012-2013 eligibility category comparison template and more. Session Overview Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:00 pm EDT Register by Monday, August 25, 2014 Call-in and screen share information will be e-mailed to registered participants the day of the webinar. Registrations for this webinar are being taken at: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_etUfgTBCDPz7SsZ