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This page includes resources that have been shared by community members that may help you develop and/or augment the materials you use to prepare, teach, train and/or support professionals.  This is also a page you may want to add to if you are a community member and you have something to share with others. Click on the topic of interest linked below.

Assessment

Child Development

Child and Family Outcomes

Coaching

Family Rights

Foundations of Early Intervention

IFSP Development

Implementing Evidence-Informed Professional Development

Natural Environments

Service Coordination

Transition


Assessment

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Type of resource or intended method of delivery (online module, video, webinar, etc)

Description

Developed/Shared by (name, state/program, contact name/email)

Date Shared

Authentic Assessment in Early Intervention

Online module(s) packaged with facilitator’s guide, learners guide for individual reflection activities, and knowledge checks

Provides an overview of authentic assessment in EI including what it is and why it is important.

Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum

1/14/22

Authentic Assessment Videos on the EI Video Library

Videos

Visit the EI video library to find videos that illustrate authentic assessment.

Videos are curated from different sources, posted on the EI Video Library which is managed by Dana Childress

1/14/22

Evaluation, Assessment and Eligibility

Online Modules

Resource versions of one section on the Illinois Service Coordination Training that covers the topic of assessment.  This may include some state specific content as well as reference general assessment practices.

Sarah Nichols, Professional Development Specialist

Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois

1/14/22


Child Development

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Child Development Module

Online Modules

Course takes approximately two hours to complete and covers child development for children birth to 3 including: birth to 3 months, 4 to 7 months, 8 to 12 months, 13 to 17 months, 18 to 24 months, and 24 to 36 months

Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center,

Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dana Childress dcchildress@vcu.edu

Understanding Young Children’s Development

Online Modules

Materials include information on early childhood development as it relates to the different child outcome statements that are the focus of the Office of Special Education Programs' (OSEP) accountability reporting requirements for state Part C Early Intervention and Part B/619 Early Childhood Special Education programs serving young children with disabilities.

Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

Developmental Milestones Interactive Tool

http://www.eita-pa.org/professionals-2-2/

Online Interaction

This interactive tool is designed to help Early Intervention professionals, families, and other early childhood professionals explore developmental milestones for children ages 0-5 by domain or by age. It may also be used as a reference to guide discussions about child development. It is not meant to be used for evaluation, screening, or diagnoses.

PA Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) by Beth Friedman

bfriedman@pattanpgh.net


Child and Family Outcomes

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Measuring Child & Family Results In Early Intervention Workbook: https://ectacenter.org/eco/assets/pdfs/MEDCOMMeasuringResultsWorkbookJan2012.pdf

workbook

Provides content and practice activities to be used in conjunction with program manager and/or supervisor who can answer questions and provide guidance re: child and family outcomes

Naomi Younggren: naomi.younggren@googlemail.com

ECTA Outcomes Page

ECTA Outcomes Page

Web resource page

provides information about Child and Family Outcomes

ECTA

Desired Results Access Project Video Library

3 videos (click "child outcomes" tab to view)

Short videos related to child outcomes

Desired Results Access Project info@draccess.org

Outcomes: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/6039/114618

Web resource page

A variety of resource links primarily related to child outcomes and some resources connected to family outcomes including links to national resources, online training modules and tools to support teams with outcomes measurement

EITP

Coaching

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Foundations of Coaching in Early Childhood: Partnering with Parents and Professionals: http://www.foundationsofcoaching.com/

Video series for practitioners (video for each component of coaching)

video training resource for early childhood coaches, based on the 5 key characteristics of coaching as outlined by Dathan Rush and M'Lisa Shelden. These characteristics can be applied to a number of early childhood settings.

Rush and Shelden

Learning Byte on SS-OO-PP-RR:  https://veipd.org/main/pdf/learning_bytes/learning_byte_ei_sd_home_visiting.pdf

activity

This activity introduces the SS-OO-PP-RR home visiting method for coaching families during intervention visits. This approach is part of the Family-Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI) model, which includes strategies for engaging families.

VEIPD

Coaching Fidelity Observer Chat:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6EJd1nRHUMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6EJd1nRHUM

Video series

This 5-part video chat series, early intervention service providers have a panel discussion about conducting coaching fidelity observations as part of Virginia’s required fidelity process. The series includes:

• Part 1 - Introductions and Purpose (runtime 7:11)

• Part 2 - Preparing for the Coaching Fidelity Observation (runtime 7:09)

• Part 3 - Conducting the Coaching Fidelity Observation (runtime 10:18)

• Part 4 - After the Coaching Fidelity Observation: Meeting with the Coach and Sharing Feedback (runtime 9:43)

• Part 5 – Benefits of Coaching Fidelity Observation (runtime 6:43)

To view other parts of this series, visit the VEIPD Videos playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

VEIPD


Family Rights

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Family Rights and Procedural Safeguards: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/6150/394152#FamRights

Series of short online modules

Online modules that are part of the required service coordination training in Illinois which could be modified/adapted

Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, posted by Sarah Nichols

3/11/22


Foundations of Early Intervention

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Mission and Key Principles of Early Intervention

Online module(s) packaged with facilitator’s guide, learners guide for individual reflection activities, and knowledge checks

Online module which provides an overview of the Agreed Upon Principles of Early Intervention in Natural Environments (note this modules is in the process of being updated and a new release is anticipated sometime in 2022)

Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum

1/14/22

Foundational Pillars of Early Intervention

Online module(s) packaged with facilitator’s guide, learners guide for individual reflection activities, and knowledge checks

Series of short online modules which address topics such as: Family Centered Practices, Children's Learning, Natural Environments, Adult Learning, and Quality Teaming

Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum

1/14/22

Teaming Tidbits

Online module(s) packaged with facilitator’s guide & learners guide for individual reflection activities

Series of short online modules which include challenges, scenarios, and resources to support quality teaming behaviors introduced in the Foundational Pillars of Early Intervention Module

Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum

1/14/22

Intro to EI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_TUd5TEEM

video

This 15 min video discusses and shows the many benefits for supporting Early Intervention services for children and their families. EI providers and families share their experiences of how this partnership benefits everyone involved.

EITP

2015

Early Intervention Strategies for Success Blog

Blog

VA EIPD

Iowa’s Foundations of Early Intervention

Online modules

Created for use in higher education to provide foundational knowledge to students prior to doing field experience in EI.

Melissa Schnurr, Iowa Dept. of Education, melissa.schnurr@iowa.gov 

5/17/22

IFSP Development

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IFSP Development Videos on the EI Video Library

Videos

A series of videos illustrating practices that should (and some that shouldn’t) occur within an IFSP meeting

Videos are curated from different sources, posted on the EI Video Library which is managed by Dana Childress

1/14/22

https://ectacenter.org/knowledgepath/ifspoutcomes-iepgoals/ifspoutcomes-iepgoals.asp

Training package

Handouts and PPT presentations around IFSP development

ECTA

First developed 2012, and updated

Learning Bytes: IFSP Outcomes

https://veipd.org/main/learning_byte.html

activities

VEIPD

Learning Bytes: Capturing Family in IFSP

https://veipd.org/main/pdf/learning_bytes/learning_byte_ei_sd_capturing.pdf

activities

VEIPD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLgbOeEEaRM

Video

Video of IFSP meeting

EITP

2010


Implementing Evidence-Informed Professional Development

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Evidence Informed PD “At a Glance”

Tool/Handout

Tool to help PD providers understand key features of evidence informed professional development identified by Dunst in 2015

EI-EC PD CoP, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

Implementing Evidence-Informed PD ACtivity

Tool/Activity

Tool to help PD providers reflect on existing PD offerings and plan/prepare for future offerings to include key features of evidence informed professional development

EI-EC PD CoP, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

PD Rubric & PD Rubric Users Guide

Tool

Extensive tool to help PD providers/program assess and plan for offerings that include key features of evidence informed professional development

Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

Symbaloo

blogpost

a way to bookmark/organize digital resources

kristiepf.com

Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

blogpost


Natural Environments

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Learning Bytes: Child Interests can Drive Outcomes and EI Implementation: 

https://veipd.org/main/pdf/learning_bytes/learning_byte_interest_implementation.pdf

activity

This activity is designed to support learners as they consider child interests and everyday routines to promote family-centered IFSP outcomes and interest-based EI implementation.

VEIPD

Learning Bytes: Identifying Interests

https://veipd.org/main/pdf/learning_bytes/learning_byte_interest_identifying.pdf

activity

The purpose of this activity is to assist learners in considering strategies to identify individual interests and gathering more information using open-ended questions.

VEIPD

Natural Environments-Childcare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMcTEch--Lc&list=PL7F9l-VZdRS_wTTwGX_3JBlhVxfKIUUZv

video

This ~11 min video discusses and shows the many benefits for supporting Early Intervention services for children in their child care setting. EI providers, child care providers and families share their experiences of how this partnership benefits everyone involved.  Supplements to this video are available at: http://go.illinois.edu/EITPvideos

EITP

2015

EI and Childcare

Video

This ~2 min video discusses and shows the many benefits for supporting Early Intervention services for children in their child care setting. EI providers, child care providers and families share their experiences of how this partnership benefits everyone involved.  Supplements to this video are available at: http://go.illinois.edu/EITPvideos

EITP

2015


Service Coordination

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Illinois Service Coordination Blended Training (resource version)

Online modules with workbook and webinar cohort materials (open access)

This resource version of the required SC training in Illinois is open access and available for others to use/borrow/adapt content for their states/programs.  This at a glance provides more information as to what is included.

Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

Meeting Facilitation Tools 

Resources include worksheets, videos, and online modules

Materials can be used to help SC’s understand their role with regards to leading teams and facilitating meetings

Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

Balancing Projects and Multiple Priorities

Organizational Tips for Service Coordinators and Online modules

Materials are open access and include time management and organizational strategies service coordinators may want to use to support them with their workload

Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

Examples and Practices for SCs Aligned with DEC Recommended Practices

Worksheet/Activity

Includes a worksheet for each DEC RP topic area with examples of direct and indirect connections within service coordination activities aligned with the DEC RPs. The worksheets are fillable PDF forms and can be used individually or as a whole to go through all DEC RPs.

Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

EI Coordinator Tracking Calendar

EI Coordinator Tracking Calendar

http://eieconlinelearning.pbworks.com/w/file/107490045/Task%20Calendar%20FY%2016.doc

EI Coordinator Task Calendar

EI Coordinator tools- docs/charts

NM FITP

Checklist for New Coordinators

http://eieconlinelearning.pbworks.com/w/file/107490087/FY%2015-16%20New%20Coordinator%20checklist%20Final.doc

Checklist for New Coordinators

EI Coordinator tools- docs/charts

NM FITP


Transition

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Transition Modules: “Partnering with Families as they Leave EI” and “Understanding Inclusion

Online Modules

Materials can help service coordinators understand how to support, partner with and prepare families as they prepare for transition

Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, posted by Sarah Nichols

1/14/22

Learning Byte Transition Activity: https://veipd.org/main/pdf/learning_bytes/learning_byte_ei_sd_shooting.pdf

activity

The purpose of this activity is to guide learners as they review key things to remember about transition and reflect on how they can use this information in their daily work with children and families.

VEIPD

Developed by the Early Intervention - Early Childhood Professional Development Community of Practice