Category: Best Practices
Panel Recommends Early Intervention and Parent Coaching for Infants with Cerebral Palsy
May 19, 2021
The recommendations apply primarily to children ages 0 to 2 years who are at high risk or have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Recommendations include comprehensive multi-disciplinary care, addressing sleep and feeding issues that may interfere with motor and cognitive gains, supports in the context of child-parent interactions, and coaching of parents and caregivers! AMAZING! The rest of the world is catching on to what we have known and been doing in Birth to Three for ages. https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/generalneurology/92621
Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar
May 11, 2021
The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation has a free webinar series to promote equity for children and families from marginalized communities. The webinar on May 26, “Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Asian American & Pacific Islander Children & Families,” will discuss racial bias and inequities in the early care and education experiences of Asian American & Pacific Islander children and families, and explore ways to support and strengthen culturally responsive relationships and responses in infant and early childhood mental health consultation. Register at the link above.
Learn critical “whys” and “hows” underlying equity and anti-bias education!
November 10, 2020
Diversity and Equity in Early Childhood Early Childhood Services at CES is proud to offer two workshops led by Elsa Jones, a Child Development Specialist and advocate with a broad range of experience spanning more than three decades. Ms. Jones is Chair of Early Childhood Education and an Assistant Professor at Post University in Waterbury, Conn. Click each workshop to register or read more. Cost is $25 each. Advancing Equity and Anti-Bias Education as an Early Childhood Professional Nov. 17, 1:30-3 p.m. Addresses the critical “whys” and “hows” underlying equity and anti-bias education (ABE) for young children. Honoring Diversity in Authentic … Continue reading
SpecialEdConnections.com Highlights A Birth to Three Therapist as Part of the “Bright Spot of Innovation” Series
July 9, 2020
Recently, Jennifer Michael, Developmental Therapist at KIDSTEP (SARAH-inc) was profiled in the ongoing “Bright Spot of Innovation” series highlighting the transition to providing services via technology during the current PHE and how it has afforded unique opportunities for all! Read the full article here
Coaching During Service Coordonation
November 1, 2019
Coaching is best practice early intervention when supporting families, whether developing strategies during everyday activities or during provision of service coordination. This video features a service coordinator with the Infant & Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church describing how she use coaching during service coordination. (VA Early Intervention Professional Development Center, run time 1:26) A Parent’s Perspective on the value of Service Coordination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=fkme0PafsqI
Webinar – The Caregiver Coaching Framework (Session 2) – Dathan Rush & M’Lisa Shelden
November 29, 2018
Caregiver coaching consists of five research-based characteristics that when used together result in positive parent-identified outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families. This one-hour webinar will introduce participants to the coaching characteristics of observation, action/practice, reflection, feedback, and joint planning. For more information and to Register
Writing Functional IFSP Outcomes – Webinar sponsored by DEC
November 15, 2018
1 hour Webinar on November 29th, 1-2 PM EST. Effective IFSP outcomes are the foundation of intervention. This presentation reviews new guidance documents adapted from the ECTA Functional Outcome Framework. This session will support functional outcome writing with visual guidance documents. Register: https://divisionearlychildhood.egnyte.com/dl/TpETpuC2ut
Early Intervention Specialist course through UCEDD – January 2019!
November 7, 2018
The University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (@ UCONN) is offering an Interdisciplinary Training for Early Interventionists. The goal of these Master’s level courses is to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals currently working in the field of early intervention. This year long training offers participants the option of receiving credit for 3 masters level courses through UCONN or a stipend of comparable value. Successful completion also awards the Birth to Three Credential which allows paraprofessionals to be considered early intervention specialists (professionals) for the purpose of job duties and insurance requirements. For information contact Gabriella Freyre-Calish at (860)679-1563 or … Continue reading
Reflections from a Family: We are getting it RIGHT!
June 14, 2018
From an interventionist in the field: I just wanted to share a “feel good” Birth to Three story. It’s from a family who has been with me for a year and a half now and tomorrow turns three, so today we said “goodbye”. We were reflecting on our time together and all the progress her son has made. When she first started with CT. Birth to Three she had just left NY where her son was receiving services through the medical model. I asked her how CT’s Birth to Three natural learning environment model varied from the NY medical model … Continue reading