Instructional Resources

Someone sitting on a book shelf reading a book Here you will find numerous instruction resources on a wide range of topics related to early intervention. These items are recommended by faculty, providers, families, and other key stakeholders to use in course work, preservice and inservice training, and enhancing our knowledge about early intervention and Early On Michigan. 

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Description: This video introduces you to Early On - Michigan's birth to age three early childhood intervention system for families concerned about a baby's health or development.  This video is p...More

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This video introduces you to Early On - Michigan's birth to age three early childhood intervention system for families concerned about a baby's health or development. 

This video is part of a 6 video series about Early On.  The videos include:

  • What families say
  • What the law says
  • What research says

Videos are also available is Spanish and Arabic on Michigan Alliance's For Families YouTube channel.

Click here for other language versions.

Topics: Family Experience, Family-Professional Partnership, Legislation + Policy, Part C of IDEA in Michigan, Service Coordination

Date Posted: June 14, 2013 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Why address CLD?This is an excerpt from Eva K. Thorp and Sylvia Y. Sanchez's chapter, Infusing cultural and linguistic diversity into preservice and inservice preparation. In P. Winton, J. McCollum, &...More

Description: Why address CLD?

This is an excerpt from Eva K. Thorp and Sylvia Y. Sanchez's chapter, Infusing cultural and linguistic diversity into preservice and inservice preparation. In P. Winton, J. McCollum, & C. Catlett (Eds.), Preparing effective professionals: Evidence and applications in early childhood and early intervention. Washington, DC:ZERO TO THREE Press.

In this chapter the authors discuss:

The Meaning of Culture and Dimensions of Cultural Diversity

The Role of Critical Reflection in Exploring Issues of Culture and Language

The Role of Home Language and the Link between Language and Culture

Topics: Diversity, Professional Development, Reflective Practice

Date Posted: June 21, 2013 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: This resource is a simple, one page article that outlines ten tips for engaging in meaningful conversation with young children.Jablon, J., & Stetson, C. (2007). Tips for talking with Children. Tea...More

Description: This resource is a simple, one page article that outlines ten tips for engaging in meaningful conversation with young children.

Jablon, J., & Stetson, C. (2007). Tips for talking with Children. Teaching Young Children, 1(1), 8-9.

Topic: Infant/Toddler Language Development

Date Posted: July 30, 2014 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Opening Keynote 2013 Early On Faculty Colloquium:  Susan P. Maude, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Iowa State UniversityBuilding a confident and competent workforce: How evidence-based practices are ...More

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Opening Keynote 2013 Early On Faculty Colloquium:  Susan P. Maude, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Iowa State University

Building a confident and competent workforce: How evidence-based practices are changing the landscape for personnel development

Resources Include:

  • Keynote PowerPoint
  • Deconstructing Syllabi
  • Sample Rubric for Assessing Current Syllabi
  • Weekly Course/Syllabus Analysis

Topic: Professional Development

Date Posted: July 01, 2013 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: This is a course that the 2013 Early On Opening Keynote Speaker, Susan P. Maude, teaches at Iowa State University.  Susan provides an example of her course syllabi were students receive a "pseudo...More

Description: This is a course that the 2013 Early On Opening Keynote Speaker, Susan P. Maude, teaches at Iowa State University.  Susan provides an example of her course syllabi were students receive a "pseudo family" that has recently moved to town, must identify the families CPR (concerns-priorities-resources), and conduct a family-centered IFSP meeting.

Topics: Family-Professional Partnership, IFSP, Service Coordination

Date Posted: June 11, 2013 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: The new set of DEC Recommended Practices (2014) is comprised of 66 practices organized in eight topic areas.  They were developed to provide guidance to practitioners and families about the most ...More

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The new set of DEC Recommended Practices (2014) is comprised of 66 practices organized in eight topic areas.  They were developed to provide guidance to practitioners and families about the most effective ways to improve the learning outcomes and promote the development of young children, birth - five years of age, who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities.

Topics: Collaboration, Evaluation/Assessment, Family Experience, Natural Environments/Inclusion, Transition

Date Posted: January 22, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Parents’ Experiences of Early Intervention: Information they Receive and Use to Support the Language Development of their Children with Hearing Loss. Kalli Decker, Ph.D., Human & Family Stu...More

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Parents’ Experiences of Early Intervention: Information they Receive and Use to Support the Language Development of their Children with Hearing Loss.


Kalli Decker, Ph.D., Human & Family Studies, Michigan State University


This presentation will focus on the study that investigated: (1) the information that parents receive from service providers about how to encourage the language development of their children with hearing loss, (2) the qualities and quantities of these parents’ communication with their children, and (3) how these aspects of parents’ communication are related to the information parents received from their service providers.

Topics: Family Experience, Family Systems, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Professional Development

Date Posted: June 30, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: EOT&TA's Bite-Size Learning Webinar recordings related to important topics in early intervention.   Creative Approaches to Connecting with Children, Families, and Professionals: Humor at ...More

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EOT&TA's Bite-Size Learning Webinar recordings related to important topics in early intervention.

 

  • Creative Approaches to Connecting with Children, Families, and Professionals: Humor at Its Best - 01/20/2015 Presenter: Holly Hoffman, Ph.D., Counseling and Special Education Department, CMU

    This webinar examines the benefits of humor filled interactions for young children, families, college students and professionals.  Discussions include a variety of ways humor may be appropriately included in the learning environment.  Although this is a light hearted topic, there are serious benefits of humor to increase engagement, interest, and learning.  Research and ideas for implementation will be included, with story sharing opportunities available.

  • Ditch the Toy Bag and Get Off the Floor - 01/20/2015 Presenters: Dana C. Childress, M.Ed. and Cori Hill, M.Ed., Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center

    Join us to think about how to move early intervention off the floor, out of the toy bag, and into the routines that naturally occur in children and families everyday lives. Come learn practical strategies that link family-centered IFSP outcomes to meaningful intervention that focuses on the learning opportunities that happen throughout each day.

  • Working with Multilingual Families: Myths and Best Practices - 02/17/2015 Presenter: Christy Schweitzer, M.A., CCC-SLP, Coordinator of Pediatric Speech Pathology, Henry Ford Hospitals

    This webinar provides an overview of the definition and types of multilingualism and how that impacts children’s language development.  As early intervention needs to provide appropriate and non-biased evaluation and assessments, what challenges do we have when evaluating young children?  How can we practice dynamic evaluations/assessments?  Also covered will be the why and how we can provide multilingual intervention.

  • Families as Partners in Promoting Language Skills - 03/17/2015 Presenters: Cary Cekola, M.A., CCC-SLP, WMU and Katie Strong, M.A., CCC-SLP, MSU

    This webinar provides a brief overview of language development for children birth to three and highlights the connection of parental involvement in stimulating language development.  Practical strategies and resources that will help to support family partnerships and  also to foster adult learning with parents to promote language development will be shared.

  • Communicating Child Success Between Parent and Provider - 04/21/2015 Presenter: Heather Bird, Early On Center for Higher Ed. Parent Presenter

    Learn about the impact of early intervention through one parent’s involvement with a team of Early On early interventionists.  By participating in this presentation, you will gain an understanding of the collaboration and partnership between family, provider, and community, the impact of positive and negative communication among everyone involved, and benefits of promoting developmental and academic success for each child.

  • Encouraging Trying New Foods - 05/01/2015 Presenters: Suzanne Pish, MA, CFLE and Sarah Sleziak Johnson, MA, provide education through Michigan State University Extension Health and Nutrition Institute

    This webinar will explore the portions of foods then and now and share tips to helping children try new foods.

Topics: Diversity, Evidence-Based Practice, Family Experience, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Natural Environments/Inclusion

Date Posted: July 29, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Dana Childress, MEd, PhD CandidateEarly Intervention Professional Development ConsultantPartnership for People with DisabilitiesVirginia Commonwealth Universitydcchildress@vcu.edu Handout Includes: ...More

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Dana Childress, MEd, PhD Candidate
Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant
Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
dcchildress@vcu.edu

Handout Includes:

Moving Toward Collaborative, Family-Centered Practices: What’s the Service Provider’s Role?

Top Ten List: What Future Early Interventionists Need to Know & How to Teach Them

Family-Centered Practices Checklist

What is Special Instruction?

When You ASK Good Questions, You Get BETTER Information!

Mission and Key Principles for Providing Early Intervention Services in Natural Environments

Adult Learning Principle #3: Practicing Intervention Strategies in Real-Time

Topics: Evidence-Based Practice, Family Outcomes , Family-Professional Partnership, Natural Environments/Inclusion, Professional Development

Date Posted: June 30, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: The emphasis of the 2017 MiDEC Conference this year was parent-professional collaboration and partnership and collaboration for inclusion. Keynotes featured were Janice Fialka and Micah Fialka-Feldman...More

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The emphasis of the 2017 MiDEC Conference this year was parent-professional collaboration and partnership and collaboration for inclusion. Keynotes featured were Janice Fialka and Micah Fialka-Feldman. Check out the great sessions offered content for personnel, administrators, faculty, and families with vital interest in serving/educating children birth to age 8 with special needs.

Topics: Evidence-Based Practice, Family Experience, Family-Professional Partnership, Professional Development, Reflective Practice

Date Posted: June 29, 2017 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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