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CT Infant Mental Health Virtual Conference

October 30, 2020

The Impact of Homelessness on Infants, Young Children and their Families: Programs that promote infant/caregiver relationships This virtual conference will be presented November 19, 2020 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM.  Register HERE.


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Service Coordinator CoP Webinar

October 30, 2020

The Service Coordinator Community of Practice of DEC is providing a Webinar on December 3, 2020 from 3 – 4 PM to review the document on Knowledge and Skills for Service Coordinators.  Register for the community of Practice newsletter or the Webinar here: https://www.dec-sped.org/servicecoordinationcop


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Birth to Three Lead Agency Job Posting!

October 29, 2020

A position for an Educational Projects Coordinator to work in the lead agency for Birth to Three has been posted.  Closing date for applications is 11/12/2020.  Click here for job posting and information.


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DEC Conference Early Bird Registration Ends October 30, 2020

October 22, 2020

The DEC Annual International VIRTUAL Conference is January 21-29, 2021 and practitioners and service coordinators get 50% off registration!!! Early bird registration ends October 30. Discount code is on this website as well as a link to register.


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New Knowledge and Skills for Service Coordinators

September 24, 2020

Visit the KSSC to learn more about how they may be used to support and guide Part C Early Intervention programs fulfilling the federal requirement of service coordination. To stay connected and informed on new and existing service coordination initiatives join the DEC Service Coordination Community of Practice!


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Family Engagement Series at Brazelton Touchpoints Center

August 17, 2020

The Brazelton Center is running a family engagement series that includes 5 sessions starting August 25th.  More information: https://btc.talentlms.com/catalog/index/cat:23


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EI Excellence BLOG

August 6, 2020

From the EI Excellence blog – Are They Just Not That Into Me?  A speech-language pathologist and service coordinator share perspective and strategies to use when it seems that the family is not interested in early intervention.


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Birth to Three Job Posting!

July 27, 2020

The Monitoring position for Birth to Three has been posted with a closing date of August 10, 2020!  Come work with our exciting team!!  Job Title: Educational Projects Coordinator Opening Date: Jul 27 2020 12:00AM Closing Date: Aug 10 2020 11:59PM Recruitment Number: 200724-1120EA-001 Web Link: https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobapscloud.com%2FCT%2Fsup%2FBulpreview.asp%3FR1%3D200724%26R2%3D1120EA%26R3%3D001&data=01%7C01%7CAlice.Ridgway%40ct.gov%7C7780fbda7e2a4bb467cd08d8321d103a%7C118b7cfaa3dd48b9b02631ff69bb738b%7C0&sdata=tg3zTNuZE6X3J9V2Bbxq4rHw5vTgVAILc59T1rmo1EQ%3D&reserved=0  


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Babies Know When You Imitate Them – and Like It

July 7, 2020

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a study from Lund University in Sweden. Babies looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them, as opposed to when the adult responded in other ways. Babies also approached them more, and engaged in imitating games. See more from videos and information at this website. https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/watch-babies-know-when-you-imitate-them-and-like-it Information from Baby Talk – a free, one-way listserv that is distributed monthly. Each issue features high quality, readily available, and free resources. To join the listserv, send an email with no message or signature block … Continue reading


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Norm-referenced Tools list from ECTA

May 13, 2020

ECTA Center has offered a list of norm-referenced tools was compiled to assist states and programs with identifying assessments that can be administered when the assessor cannot be in the room with the child. Norm-referenced tools with parent interview sections.


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30 years of Autism Research in New Report

May 11, 2020

UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), who lead the National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice, have completed an updated systematic review of literature related to interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), uncovering new information on what practices produce positive outcomes for children and youth through age 22. The new report: “Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”


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The Brain Architects podcast by Dr. Jack Shonkoff – Special COVID-19 Series

April 24, 2020

The first guest of this special series is Center Director Dr. Jack Shonkoff. He and host Sally Pfitzer discuss how to support healthy child development during a pandemic, including the importance of caring for caregivers.                The Brain Architects Podcast: Early Childhood Development and COVID-19    


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Webinars from Numotion on Various AT Equipment

April 24, 2020

Numotion is offering several free webinars in the Spring and Summer on Building Blocks for Success with Early Intervention Seating & Mobility, as well as various types of equipment from manufacturers.  Webinars earn 1 contact hour.  https://www.numotion.com/courses-events/webinars


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VROOM: Tips for Families

April 23, 2020

VROOM is a site/app where leaders in child development share tips, videos, and ideas for families of young children.  The March issues was on Early Learning in the Home.  Sign up to access videos and information and share with families! https://us7.campaign-archive.com/?u=986d65b7a9d80a53b6c948c40&id=e624597123


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Recorded webinar from National Seating and Mobility with Ginny Paleg, PT, DScPT

April 23, 2020

Information from National Seating and Mobility on how to move forward with equipment ordering through telehealth.  Ginny Paleg starts at 33:50 in the recording and shares great information on mobility needs, case studies, and assessment of sensorimotor disorders.  https://vimeo.com/408960728/0b08ab7d2b


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Supporting Families During the Pandemic: Four Therapists Share Their Wisdom.

April 9, 2020

In this video by Larry Edelman, early intervention practitioners from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Ohio) share their experiences and advice about using video conferencing to deliver home visits.  https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/ti-service.asp#four-therapists


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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. 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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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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