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. 

The resources range from articles, essays, DVD's, CDs, film clips, websites, Power Points, syllabus, podcast, webinars, learning activities, and so on. 

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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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Description: The Center on the Developing Child published a brief discussing 8 Things to Remember about Child Development, taken from the report, From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts.  The "8 Things" a...More

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The Center on the Developing Child published a brief discussing 8 Things to Remember about Child Development, taken from the report, From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts.  The "8 Things" are featured on their own infographic as well as a PDF handout to be used within your work.

Topics: Child Development, Child Outcomes, Evidence-Based Practice, Family Outcomes

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

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Description: The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has identified (AFIRM) online modules and resources for each of the 27 evidence-based practices.  AFI...More

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The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has identified (AFIRM) online modules and resources for each of the 27 evidence-based practices.  AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an EBP with learners with ASD from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download.

 

Topics: Child Development, Evidence-Based Practice, Natural Environments/Inclusion, Professional Development

Date Posted: August 18, 2016 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Supplemental materials are provided through CONNECT Module 5: Assistive Technology.  These resources include articles, handouts, websites, and programs all on the topic of assistive technology.

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

Date Posted: December 02, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Frank Porter Graham created Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules teach the step-by-step process of using and monitoring evidence-based practices for learners with autism from birth to a...More

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Frank Porter Graham created Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules teach the step-by-step process of using and monitoring evidence-based practices for learners with autism from birth to age 22.  These free learning modules include video clips, interactive assessments, supplemental materials, and additional handouts for learning instruction.

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

Date Posted: October 02, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: This CASEtool paper, provided by Shelden and Rush, includes an overview of primary-coach approach to teaming practices, a description of the Checklists for Implementing a Primary-Coach Approach to Tea...More

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This CASEtool paper, provided by Shelden and Rush, includes an overview of primary-coach approach to teaming practices, a description of the Checklists for Implementing a Primary-Coach Approach to Teaming, and guidelines for administering and using the checklists for supporting implementation of the practices.

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

Date Posted: August 03, 2017 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) were commissioned to explore the implications of the science of child development for the professionals who work with children birth...More

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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) were commissioned to explore the implications of the science of child development for the professionals who work with children birth through age 8.  This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and education of children from birth through age 8 bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8, a 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, explores the implications of the science of child development for the professionals who work with these children.  

Topics: Child Development, Child Outcomes, Evidence-Based Practice, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Natural Environments/Inclusion

Date Posted: February 22, 2017 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is...More

Description: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

On their website are multiple resources including articles and five downloadable free videos: promoting social and emotional competence; practical strategies;CSEFEL and State implementation partnerships; Effective collaborative leadership and teaming strategies and a presentation on their Pyramid Model of supports.

Topics: Child Development, Evidence-Based Practice, Natural Environments/Inclusion

Date Posted: April 25, 2011 Submitted By: Meg McSweeney

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