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  • Supporting Children and Families Through Death and Dying

    • Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Death is an inevitable part of life. It can happen suddenly and without warning. How we choose to disclose death and dying to a child is an important, and difficult, question. Equally importantly is how one supports a child and their family through this challenging time.

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  • Raising the Bar on Special Instruction

    • Thursday, September 04, 2014

    Are you a special instructor, child development specialist, or developmental therapist? We go by many titles, but the service we provide is the same: special instruction.

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  • Recommended Practices

    • Sunday, May 18, 2014

    DEC has released the updated set of DEC Recommended Practices. The new set of Recommended Practices is comprised of 66 practices organized in eight topic areas.

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Recommended Practices

Recommended Practices is a DEC initiative that bridges the gap between research and practice, offering much-needed guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children with disabilities.

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Check out the DEC Bookstore for helpful resources to teach students and train practitioners. Discover DEC's Monograph Series which focuses on a range of topics including Challenging Behaviors, Dual Language Learners, Assessment and Family-Based Practices.