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...]

Who’s Who in Early Intervention

October 2010 Resources updated, August 2012 How long a list of "who's who" would you like? There are quite a few experts in the early intervention field! In the interests of efficiency, we will give you the semi-short but to-the-point list to get you started (we apologize to all those organizations we haven't listed here). This starter list will definitely lead you into the wider network and keep you informed in the ongoing work in early intervention. _______________________________________ National … [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...]

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...]

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) … [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. … [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...]

Eligibility considerations for infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing

Part C Eligibility Considerations for Infants and Toddlers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a 2011 document from the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) and the IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA). The document is intended to help those responsible for state Part C systems make evidence-based decisions as they develop or review eligibility criteria related to infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard … [Read more...]

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