Effective Practices in Early Intervention

September 2010 Resources updated, February 2013 A critical part of improving developmental and educational results for children with disabilities is using effective practices in early intervention, wherever services are being provided---an agency setting, the home, and across the child's natural environment.An impressive knowledge base of experience has been built on the delivery of early intervention services.  NICHCY is pleased to launch you into … [Read more...]

Especially for…Early Intervention Providers

Here you will find information to support your work in helping infants and toddlers with disabilities, ages birth to three, achieve their full potential.All about Part C of IDEAEarly childhood projects funded by OSEPHow IDEA describes early interventionBasics of early intervention training module | new!Recent Part C regulations (September 2011)Parent notification, consent, and involvementWriting the IFSPTransitioning a child to preschoolDifferences … [Read more...]

Staff Training and Development

Resources updated, December 2012Looking for resources you can use for professional development in early childhood and early intervention? Here they are!We also recommend that you use NICHCY's state resource sheets as a starting place to enter the early intervention system in your state and see what training modules or other training materials may be online for professional development purposes. There are quite a few. Even those from other states … [Read more...]

What Works: Can We Say?

Resources updated, April 2013What works? What Works. We hear those words a lot these days, sometimes as a statement, sometimes as a question. Millions of dollars have been spent trying to determine what's effective in...you name it---teaching children, teaching children with disabilities, teaching math and every other subject in school, hiring teachers and keeping them, administering sound educational programs, keeping our children from dropping out … [Read more...]

Quality Indicators for Inclusive Childhood Programs

“Quality Indicators of Inclusive Programs/Practices: A Compilation of Selected Resources” lets you connect with many different resources in one place, which allows for easy comparison of potential indicators of quality. National and state-developed resources are contained within this September 2010 document. From NECTAC, the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center. (resource updated, December 12, 2012) http://www.nectac.org/~pdfs/pubs/qualityindicatorsinclusion.pdf … [Read more...]

Family-professional partnerships in early childhood

Learn about building trusting family-professional partnerships when working with families of young children in Project Connect's Module 4.http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-4 … [Read more...]

Planning for terrific transitions!

This guide/training package focuses on the need to smooth children’s transition to kindergarten. It’s designed to help transition-to-school teams improve their transition processes through more effective planning, implementation, and evaluation. The training package includes the trainer’s guide, a participant’s guide, a CD with all the transparencies needed, and a copy of all the handouts necessary for the training.http://www.serve.org/FileLibraryDetails.aspx?id=152 … [Read more...]

Creating teaching tools for young children with challenging behavior

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) has developed a set of practical teaching strategies to create a plan to support young children with challenging behavior. Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior has materials that have been designed for reproduction and may be reproduced for educational purposes. http://www.challengingbehavior.org/do/resources/teaching_tools/ttyc.htm … [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...]

Early childhood inclusion training resources

SpecialQuest's Preschool Inclusion Series videos and training sessions explore several aspects of including preschool-age children who have disabilities in programs and settings with their typically developing peers.  http://tinyurl.com/yc939nt … [Read more...]

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