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Assessment - Eligibility Determination During Stay-at-Home Orders
A blog post from Robin McWilliam. Assessment: Children and families need to be able to get into early intervention during the lockdown. This is a great opportunity to focus on functioning in routines as the basis for enrollment! Access the blog post here.
Format: Blog Post

Relevant for: Early Intervention, Families

 

Source: Robin McWilliam, Natural Environments

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Challenging Behaviors: Why we shouldn't expect kids to self regulate too soon
A blog post from Mona Delahooke, PhD. Now is the time to remember that many children (& adults) will have difficulty maintaining emotional control. Please reduce expectations—There’s a neurobiological reason. Access the blog post here.
Format: Blog Post

Relevant for: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, Related Services, Families

 

Source: Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

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Early Intervention in Natural Environments  
As EI/ECSE teams and parents work remotely, everyday routines in the home become the curriculum. Routines Based Assessment can assist in identifying and prioritizing interventions. A blog by Robin McWilliam on topics related to the Routines-Based Model. Access the blog here. 

Format: Blog

Relevant for: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, Related Services

 

Source: Robin McWilliam, Natural Environments

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EI Tele-Assessment Video Chats & Strategies: You've Got This!  
It includes 5 strategies for conducting tele-assessment and highlights two new Early Intervention Tele-Assessment Video Chats (Chat #1, Chat #1). The chats are 35-40 min recordings of discussions with EI practitioners and leaders around Virginia about how they prepare families and other team members, what tele-assessment looks like, and advice for others who are embarking on tele-assessment. The video chats include lots of great ideas and strategies. Hope these are helpful! Access the blog here. 

Format: Blog

Relevant for: Administrators, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Intervention

 

Source: Dana Childress, Early Intervention Strategies for Success

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Publishers Adapt Policies To Help Educators
As educators move to remote learning, many are worrying and wondering about reading books aloud online and possibly violating copyright laws. In response, many children's publishers have temporarily altered policies. Access the article here.
Format: Article

Relevant for: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, Related Services 

 

Source: School Library Journal

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Perspectives from a Professional Telecommuter 
Tips for professionals who are working remotely for the first time during the COVID-19 outbreak. Prepared by Cori Hill for the Early Intervention Strategies for Success blog. Access the blog post here.
Format: Blog Post

Relevant for: Professionals Working From Home

 

Source: Cori Hill, Early Intervention Strategies for Success

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Special Needs Parenting in the Age of Pandemic 
This moment is hard for everyone. For parents of special needs kids, it’s harder. This blog posts details the perspective of Sean Patrick Hughes, father of a child with special needs. Access the blog post here.
Format: Blog Post

Relevant for: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, Related Services, Families

 

Source: Sean Patrick Hughes, Human Parts on Medium.com

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The Power of Mindfulness: Practical Tips to Help Children Feel Safe and Secure  
Kristie Pretti-Frontczak guest wrote this blog post for The Inclusion Lab blog for Brookes Publishing Company that provides practical tips you can use to embed mindfulness into your daily routines. Access the blog post here.
Format: Blog Post

Relevant for: Childcare, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Intervention
Families, Related Services

 

Source: Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, The Inclusion Lab, Brookes Publishing Co

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Virtual Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment-2: Responding to COVID-19
This article takes a look at how assessment teams used the Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment (TPBA) in Colorado to implement a virtual version of this process. This article summarizes the guidance that teams provided to transition to virtual assessments. After six weeks of implementation, six teams engaged in a virtual feedback session to discuss the usefulness, strengths, and concerns about the new process. The findings from those teams will be discussed below. Access the article here.
Format: Article

Relevant for: Early Intervention

Source: Toni Linder, EdD, Jeanine Coleman, PhD University of Denver, Christopher Miller, EdD Colorado Department of Education

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10 Strategies for Engaging Parents (not Children?) during Tele-Intervention
Prepared by Dana Childress for the Early Intervention Strategies for Success Blog, this post provides strategies for early interventionists to engage parents during tele-intervention, including how to prepare, taking time to check in, how to engage using your voice, and more. Access the blog post here.
Format: Blog Post

Relevant for: Administrators, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Intervention

 

Source: Dana Childress, Early Intervention Strategies for Success

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Individual Resources
Building Blocks for Learning - Coaching Handout 
A rapid coaching method to teach foundational interaction skills.. Access the resource here.
 
Format: Guidance Document

Relevant for: Early Childhood Special Education, Early Intervention, Families

Source: Justin D. Lane & Devin Graley, University of Kentucky

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Caring for Each Other - Sesame Street 
Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis, as families everywhere are creating a "for now normal." Access the resources here.
 
Format: Guidance Document

Relevant for: Families

Source: Sesame Street