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 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: 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: Developed by VA Community of Practice in Autism (CoPA).  This handout includes links to apps for books, coloring/drawing, music, simple cause & effect, communication (AAC), social development...More

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Developed by VA Community of Practice in Autism (CoPA).  This handout includes links to apps for books, coloring/drawing, music, simple cause & effect, communication (AAC), social development, visual schedules, vision, ABA/Discrete Trial Training (DTT), and just for fun/special interests. iOPS tips for toddlers and other helpful links are also provided.

Topics: Family Outcomes , Infant/Toddler Language Development

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

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Description: ZERO TO THREE features a multimedia resource page specializing in language and learning development in the context of early relationships.  These resources are designed for parents, professionals...More

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ZERO TO THREE features a multimedia resource page specializing in language and learning development in the context of early relationships.  These resources are designed for parents, professionals, and policymakers that focus on closing the word gap while supporting early language and literacy.

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

Date Posted: March 26, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: A recent study from the University of Washington highlights the cognitive benefits infants experience when exposed to foreign languages.

Topics: Child Development, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Professional Development

Date Posted: October 31, 2017 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: CELL (Center for Early Literacy Learning) is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice D...More

Description: CELL (Center for Early Literacy Learning) is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division.

CELL Practices Guides for Practitioners support literacy learning using the interest of the child and incorporating engaging activities into everyday routines.

Guides include infant, toddler, and preschoolers.

Topics: Child Development, Child Outcomes, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Natural Environments/Inclusion

Date Posted: February 26, 2014 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: CELL (Center for Early Literacy Learning) is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice D...More

Description: CELL (Center for Early Literacy Learning) is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division.

CELL Reviews are combinations of practice-based research of early literacy learning studies.  Here you will find reviews written by lead experts such as Carl J. Dunst, Carol M. Trivette and more.

Topics: Child Development, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Natural Environments/Inclusion

Date Posted: February 26, 2014 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: CELL (Center for Early Literacy Learning) is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice D...More

Description: CELL (Center for Early Literacy Learning) is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division.

CELL Self-Guided Learning Modules highlight 4 CELL components (literacy rich environment, child interests, everyday literacy, and responsive teaching) that promote early literacy learning outcomes to use within a classroom or home setting.

Topics: Child Development, Child Outcomes, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Natural Environments/Inclusion

Date Posted: February 26, 2014 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: CELL (Center for Early Literacy Learning) is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice D...More

Description: CELL (Center for Early Literacy Learning) is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division.

CELL Videos highlight 4 components (literacy rich environment, child interests, everyday literacy, and responsive teaching) that promote early literacy learning outcomes - they include:

Daily Routines & Literacy
Pathways to Literacy (length 4:30 min.)
Weaving Wonderful Tales (length 9:30 min.)
Ready, Set, Read (length 17:00 min.)

Adaptations
Getting Kids Involved: Creating Opportunities for Learning (length 12:20 min.)

Literacy in the Home
Making Room for Literacy (length 5:40 min.)

Child Interests
Interests Lead to Learning (length 11:00 min.)

A Parent's Role
Tune In (length 6:45 min.)
Banana Pudding (length 2:25 min.)
Get In Step with Responsive Teaching (length 8:30 min.)

Topics: Child Outcomes, Family Experience, Family-Professional Partnership, Infant/Toddler Language Development

Date Posted: February 26, 2014 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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