Category: Training

Birth to Three Trainings – Fall 2014

August 25, 2014

Please check the Birth to Three Calendar for many training opportunities coming this Fall!  The calendar includes Birth to Three trainings as well as trainings sponsored by other agencies. Check out our Fall Trainings 2014 – At A Glance.  0-3 trainings include: Working with Families in Challenging Situations, Speech Sound Disorders, Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Start Denver Model, Motor Skills in the First Year.  Some interesting trainings outside of 0-3 include: Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP), Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO), Feeding/Swallowing conferences, and many others.  Don’t get closed out – Registration links are found on the … Continue reading


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Great webinar on “Early Motor Delays” from AAP

August 15, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children (PEHDIC) is hosting a Webinar series, “Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation – Do you know what to look for?” the next session of which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26 at 3pm Eastern Time. A description of the Webinar and link to the registration page are below. Registration is open and space is limited, so sign up today!   Patient Care if Motor Delay is Identified – Do You Know the “Red Flags” to Look For? Faculty: Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS … Continue reading


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Birth to Three Trainings

August 12, 2014

The Calendar-At-A-Glance for the Fall 2104 Birth to Three trainings is now available on the website: Birth to Three Trainings 2014.  It can be found by looking in “For Providers”, under Professional Development.


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Be On the Lookout for Trainings!

August 5, 2014

The year-at-a glance training calendar for the Birth to Three System will be out very soon but in the meantime, the first several conferences include:  Working With Families in Challenging Situations, Early Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders – Implications for Birth to Three, Evidence Based Practices in Early Intervention with Dathan Rush & M’Lisa Sheldon, and the Early Start Denver Model.  Please refer to the Birth to Three Calendar


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National Child Outcomes Data 2012-2013

August 1, 2014

The ECTA Center staff will present the recently analyzed national child outcomes data for 2012-2013 including completeness of the data and some pattern checking to explore what is behind the national numbers. In addition, states will learn about updated resources including the 2012-2013 national graphing template, 2012-2013 eligibility category comparison template and more. Session Overview Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:00 pm EDT Register by Monday, August 25, 2014 Call-in and screen share information will be e-mailed to registered participants the day of the webinar. Registrations for this webinar are being taken at: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_etUfgTBCDPz7SsZ


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Global Reporting and Child Outcomes Data

July 18, 2014

There is a new video  on the website that walks you through how to download and manipulate the raw child outcome data that is in SPIDER.   The link is listed on the SPIDER Video Manual page under the For Providers menu to the left.


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New Evaluation and Assessment Pathways Exam!

July 15, 2014

The exam meets the requirement for a three credit course for the Early Intervention Specialist (EIS).Birth to Three worked with Charter Oak State College to produce an Evaluation and Assessment Pathways Examination.  This test was developed to enable students to earn college credit for demonstrating mastery of content knowledge equivalent to that which is learned in a full semester lower-level college course in Infant-Toddler Evaluation & Assessment.    For more information: http://www.charteroak.edu/exams/cosc.cfm


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Evidence-Based Practices in Early Intervention

July 15, 2014

We are pleased to be supporting an initiative with nationally recognized presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Sheldon: “Evidence-Based Practices in Early Intervention: Use of Natural Learning Environments, Coaching, and Primary Provider Approach to Teaming”. This is a wonderful opportunity for in-depth training and collaboration with these leaders in the field including 2 webinars, a 2 day Institute, and 6 months of follow-up TA support.  Applications have been emailed to all program directors and are due by August 7, 2014.


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New Files and Temporary Ones

July 11, 2014

If you are looking for a new version of a procedure or form or file and the old version opens instead of the new, please be sure that you have deleted your temporary internet files and then try again.  If after that you still see the old file, do let us know.


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Family Cost Participation Form

July 1, 2014

Happy July 1!! Today is the first day of using the new family cost participation form with all new families. We are also hoping that you will gradually have all of your families fill out this new form, particularly those families that have many months before their annual.  The two links below will take you to learning modules that we have prepared especially for providers to walk you through the process of filling out the new form. Filling Out the Family Cost Participation Form Talking to Families about Money We are working on a video to explain our form to … Continue reading


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Birth to Three Trainings

April 21, 2014

Don’t forget to check the Birth to Three Calendar for upcoming trainings: May 29th – Battelle Developmental Inventory 2 June 3 & 4 – DECA-I/T Both trainings are open to Early Intervention  professionals from all disciplines who are able to perform evaluations and assessments in the 0-3 system.   Birth to Three Calendar


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CDC Webinar about Autism 4/22 at 1 p.m.

April 8, 2014

The CDC is pleased to announce their first ever Public Health Grand Rounds on autism spectrum disorder.  April 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., EST “Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Numbers to Know-How.”  This event features presentations on autism etiology, surveillance, early identification and screening, and evidence-based intervention. For more information and to view the event click the link below. http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/archives/2014/April2014.htm Once there, scroll down towards the bottom to find the “Broadband Connection” and “Slower Connection” links.


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ICD Coding

April 1, 2014

As providers recently heard at three regional meetings, there were changes to our procedures pending that were related to the changes in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding scheduled for October 1, 2014.  These changes, that impact Medicaid and Commercial Insurance billing, were to take effect April 1st so we would have six months to prepare. Yesterday, March 31st , HR4302 was passed out of the Senate and includes this verbiage: SEC. 212. DELAY IN TRANSITION FROM ICD-9 TO ICD-10 CODE SETS. The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as … Continue reading


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ECO-Maps

April 1, 2014

Last month Sherri O’Neal from CPAC’s Family Connections and Aileen McKenna, Birth to Three Family Liaison, recorded an eco-map demonstration to be shown at service coordination training. For training purposes this 13 minute video is slightly longer than a typical eco-map. Most take around ten minutes to complete but the wealth of information gathered in that short time is well worth the extra minutes of effort. The video has been posted on the Birth to Three System’s YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/CTBirth23  in a playlist just below the welcome videos or you can click this link to go directly to it.


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