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...]

Who’s Who 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 Who’s Who in Early Intervention at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/who-ei/________________________________October 2010 Resources updated, August … [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...]

When Should We Begin? A Comprehensive Review of Age of Start in Early Intervention

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 23 describes the following: Title | When Should We Begin? A Comprehensive Review of Age of Start in Early Intervention Author | Kim, Y-W., Innocenti, M., & Kim, J-K Source | South Korea, ERIC (Education) Year Published | 1996 Abstract This literature review examines whether verifiable evidence supports the supposition that early interventions result in better child developmental outcomes than later interventions … [Read more...]

Are More Intensive Early Intervention Programs More Effective? A Literature Review

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 41 describes the following: Title | Are More Intensive Early Intervention Programs More Effective? A Literature Review Author | Innocenti, M.S., & White, K.R. Source | Exceptionality, 4(1), 31-50. Year Published | 1993 Abstract Examined the intensity hypothesis, which states that more intensive early interventions have better outcomes for children with disabilities. Three sources of evidence are analyzed: (1) previous … [Read more...]

The Efficacy of Early Intervention Programs: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 52 describes the following: Title| The Efficacy of Early Intervention Programs: A Meta-Analysis Author | Casto, G., & Mastropieri, M.A. Source | Exceptional Children, 52(5), 417-424. Year Published | 1986 Abstract Meta-analysis techniques were used to statistically combine findings from 74 primary research studies investigating the effectiveness of early intervention with preschoolers with disabilities. … [Read more...]

Importance of early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families

This fact sheet from NECTAC provides a brief overview of the Part C program and quick facts from the research on early brain development, the importance of intervening early, the benefits of early intervention, and current unmet needs. It is meant to be used as a tool to communicate with policymakers, pediatricians, families, and community leaders about the importance of high quality services for infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental … [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...]

2011 Part C regulations for early intervention!

On September 6, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These final regulations will help improve services and outcomes for America's infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. To find the new regulations, download a copy, read them online, find training opportunities, and see the Model Form for the … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.