Providing Early Intervention Services in Natural Environments

December 2012 Early intervention services are to be provided in natural environments to the maximum extent appropriate for the child and for the EI service itself. So--what's considered a "natural environment"? What isn't? This webpage focuses upon answering these questions and on connecting you with resources of additional information and best practice. IDEA's definition of "natural environment" Who decides where? Based on what? What … [Read more...]

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