Birth to Three Blog

    Una visita en el hogar con la familia de Liam 

    June 4, 2020

    We are very pleased to share another wonderful video.  This one is in Spanish with English sub-titles. In Una visita en el hogar con la familia de Liam (A Home Visit with Liam’s Family), Ohio occupational therapist Marta Gonzalez delivers an early intervention home visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video illustrates how home visits delivered through video conferencing can continue to support children and their families when in-person visits are not possible. The story is shared through insightful observations offered by Marta and Liam’s mother, Yinna. You can watch it on ECTA’s “Provider and Educator Use of Technology” page: Here is … Continue reading


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    Vision Screening Tools for Children From Birth to Age 3

    May 29, 2020

    The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and School Health Corporation is hosting a webinar on June 4, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST about vision screening tools for children aged birth to 3 years, as well as resources to support parent education about children’s vision and accessing eye care. They will also discuss: The impact of uncorrected vision disorders on a child’s development, behavior, and learning 18 vision development milestones that occur in the first year of life Vision screening tools for children ages birth to 3 years Free resources for parents/caregivers to support … 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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    Have you seen the Remote EI Videos?!

    May 5, 2020

    Here is the link to ECTA’s  “Provider Use of Technology” webpage:  https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/ti-service.asp When you scroll down you’ll see a series of video’s by Larry Edelman including these three. A Home Visit with Ares’ Family. Ohio speech-language pathologist Lindsay Miketa delivers an early intervention home visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video illustrates the experience of a family new to early intervention that has only received home visits via video conferencing. The story is accompanied by insightful observations offered by Lindsay and Ares’ parents, Jacqueline and Daniel. A Home Visit with Sam’s Family. This video illustrates an early intervention home visit … Continue reading


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    ECI Over 3!

    May 4, 2020

    Did you know that the combination of supports under the IDEA from Birth to Kindergarten is referred to Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)? Connecticut is very fortunate to have a nimble state government that puts the needs of families first.  Two weeks ago Executive Order 7 DD authorized the Joint OEC/ CSDE Memo #19 implementing supports for families with children who are eligible for Part C who turn three during the COVID-19 PHE.  When a school district can’t determine eligibility for Part B due to school closures, Birth to Three can continue to provide Early Intervention Services (EIS). The specifics are … Continue reading


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    Leadership Development Grant Update

    April 28, 2020

    Great news! The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) have fully executed an MOA and can begin working on the Leadership Grant, which was awarded last fall. The leadership grant will further essential work in early childhood. The OEC is excited to collaborate with UConn’s team in developing a curriculum and implement the leadership program. Are you interested in this work? UConn has posted the following position! Please send this posting to all who may be interested. https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2020-836


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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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    A Full Remote EI Visit Video from Iowa

    April 20, 2020

    This is from our colleague and friend Larry Edelman and our friends in Iowa.  They use a different approach but it is interesting to see what others are doing! Hi Friends, I am very pleased to let you know of this brand new video! It’s a bit long, so you might want to make some popcorn! The video, An Illustration of Using the SS-OO-PP-RR Framework to Guide Home Visiting, illustrates an entire home visit delivered by Iowa early interventionist Jenny Seuntjens via video conferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, with very little taken out. Running at around forty minutes, the video … Continue reading


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    Pediatric Teletherapy

    April 13, 2020

    Pediatric Teletherapy Live Continuing Education Course Summit Professional Education is offering a live interactive 2 hour continuing education course approved by the AOTA and APTA for CEUs Thursday April 16, 2020 from 5-7pm. The course Description highlights, ethics, evidence-based, technology, and problem solving service delivery remotely Cost is $79.99 but is free if you have the annual unlimited CEU plan Pediatric Teletherapy link for more information


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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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    State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Is Now Online

    March 31, 2020

    This is a link to 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.  


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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. 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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