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...]

Working effectively with children with autism spectrum disorder

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC on ASD) has identified 24 evidence-based practices for working effectively with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and is in the process of developing free online modules for each of these practices. Evidence-based practice (EBP) briefs for these 24 practices have also been developed. These include an overview of the practice, directions for implementation, an implementation … [Read more...]

Review of evidence-based practices for children exposed to violence

The Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services have published this 2011 report, which includes a matrix of 42 effective programs and 13 promising programs that address childhood exposure to violence. The matrix provides: a rating for each program; the age range for the children served; outcome indicators; and whether the program increased resilience, reduced trauma symptoms, or reduced incidence. http://www.safestartcenter.org/pdf/Evidence-Based-Practices-Matrix_2011.pdf     … [Read more...]

Connecting to Evidence-Based Teaching Practices

by Kyrie Dragoo National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities You know what’s hot these days? Data. You may have heard about New York Times blogger Nate Silver’s remarkable 50-for-50 correct predictions of the presidential election this year. Possibly, you’ve been following the monthly “jobs report” on unemployment in the U.S. and seeing the data graphs that accompany it. Or perhaps you’ve just been working in schools … [Read more...]

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