Category: COVID

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


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Help Promote Birth to Three on Social Media!

June 9, 2020

Did you notice the new banner on our  Mail Chimp weekly email summary? (Are you getting our weekly summary emails on Tuesdays at noon?) We are fortunate to be supported by the OEC on a number of public awareness efforts like that. Have you seen all the social media posts about Birth to Three being open for referrals and that evaluations are free like the sample below?  We are working to help families and referral sources to understand that they should not wait if they have concerns about the development of an infant or toddler during the COVID-19 PHE. Look … 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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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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