Month: March 2020

Great video on providing EI remotely from FIPP and Dathan Rush!

March 25, 2020

This great 20 minute video by Dathan Rush and his team at FIPP shows how you can use tele-intervention during this time of social distancing and includes an overview of system requirements, how to plan a visit, the three parts of a virtual visit, and what conducting an tele-intervention visit looks like in action. Tips for Families – this two page handout from the Early Childhood Personnel Center at UCONN helps families understand how to get ready for a remote EI visit. These three online courses from the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management discuss the provision of early … Continue reading


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ECPC Special Newsletter: COVID-19

March 20, 2020

The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to assist states to develop, implement, and evaluate integrated and comprehensive systems of personnel development (CSPD) for the early childhood workforce so that young children with disabilities and their families receive effective early childhood intervention. SPECIAL EDITION:Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources


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ECTA Center Resources on Tele-Intervention

March 18, 2020

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center has an area on their website dedicated to providing early intervention remotely which includes considerable information and resources.


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Free Online Courses on Tele-Intervention

March 18, 2020

These three online courses from the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management discuss the provision of early intervention services via teleconferencing technology.


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Training and Implementation of Tele-Intervention Sessions

March 18, 2020

This very informative website from the National Center for Hearing  Assessment and Management at Utah State University has considerable information that supports teleheath practices in Early Intervention.


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Links to Telepractice Research and Information

March 18, 2020

Article on use of Early Start Denver Model during remote early intervention. Use of telehealth in early intervention (IDEA Part C) – Resources to consider during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Links to many different areas related to providing early intervention remotely. Telepractice in Speech-Language Therapy: Researchers and practitioners have found that telepractice is an effective means of increasing access to high-quality services that meet children’s unique needs and is a viable mechanism to deliver speech–language services for multiple purposes. This article offers a framework to facilitate the implementation of practices. Parent Perspectives of an Occupational Therapy Telehealth Intervention:  Occupational … Continue reading


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WEBINAR: AUCD – Step Up Assistive Technology to Promote Early Literacy Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. ET

March 16, 2020

Step Up Assistive Technology to Promote Early Literacy Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET Webinar Description: Join Michelle Schladant, PhD, ATP for a discussion on the importance of assistive technology (AT) for early literacy development. Dr. Schladant will provide an overview of the use of AT in early childhood, the current best practices as well as where we are headed in the field. She will explain the current IDEA policies related to AT at the level of state programs and school districts and highlight the tools and resources available to families. Dr. Schladant will share about … Continue reading


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Draft State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is Now Online!

March 9, 2020

This is a link to the draft of the State Systemic Improvement Plan SSIP report.   It is a very long document, best viewed online. The SSIP is due to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs by April 1, 2020.  For more information about the SSIP, click here. If you have any questions or comments please email nicole.cossette@ct.gov no later than March 20, 2020.


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Temperament: What It Is and Why It Matters

March 4, 2020

Children are born with their own ways of responding to the world. This is called temperament. Understanding a child’s temperament can help you choose strategies that nurture a child’s development. Visit this website to learn more about what temperament is and how to support young children of different temperaments. https://raisingchildren.net.au/babies/behaviour/understanding-behaviour/temperament


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Training Resources from John Hopkins

March 4, 2020

The Making Access Happen website (Johns Hopkins School of Education) has an entire section of resources for Early Intervention including Authentic Assessment, Behavior Support, Coaching Support, Learning Modules.


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Netflix Series “Babies” a Game Changer for Infant Mental Health Advocacy!

March 2, 2020

Full of exciting research, this series is sure to help us unlock the mysteries of infancy and Celebrate Babies! Docuseries: “Babies”


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