Effective Practices in Early Intervention

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Effective Practices in Early Intervention at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/effectivepractices-ei/_________________________________ September … [Read more...]

Especially for…Early Intervention Providers

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Especially for...Early Intervention Providers at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/earlyinterventionists/_________________________________Here … [Read more...]

Staff Training and Development

 _________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of Staff Training and Development at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/stafftraining-eiec/_________________________________Resources updated, December … [Read more...]

What Works: Can We Say?

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of What Works: Can We Say? at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/whatworks/_________________________________Resources updated, April 2013What works? … [Read more...]

Preventing the use of restraint and seclusion with young children

Preventing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion with Young Children: The Role of Effective, Positive Practices is an issue brief from TACSEI, the  Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children. The brief addresses the concerns of recent years regarding the use of restraint and seclusion to control the behavior of children with disabilities and/or challenging behavior.  In May of 2009, for example, the US Government … [Read more...]

Training modules for early childhood educators

Visit Project CONNECT, and you’ll find training modules in both English and Spanish specifically developed for early interventionists and early childhood educators.http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners  … [Read more...]

Video training | Helping little children use AT

This training module from CONNECT includes an example of how a child care provider, speech therapist, and parent work together to help a two-year-old communicate and participate in everyday activities using assistive technology (AT).http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-5  … [Read more...]

Typical behavior challenges in the early years

Visit ZERO TO THREE’s set of resources designed to help parents better understand and cope with some of the typical challenges in children’s early years: aggression, defiance, inconsolable crying, slow-to-warm-up children, and sleep. (posted October 2011)http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/challenging-behavior/ … [Read more...]

Video | Child outcomes, step by step

This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and reported on by all state early intervention (Part C) and preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR). The video explains functioning necessary for each child to be an active and successful participant at home, in the community, and in other places like a child care program … [Read more...]

Proven benefits of early childhood interventions

There is increasing recognition that the first few years of a child’s life are a particularly sensitive period in the process of development, laying a foundation in childhood and beyond for cognitive functioning; behavioral, social, and self-regulatory capacities; and physical health. Yet many children face various stressors during these years that can impair their healthy development. Early childhood intervention programs are designed to mitigate … [Read more...]

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