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The California Department of Education (CDE) recently distributed a handout entitled “Early Intervention Special Education Resources.” It gives a brief overview of three important programs:

  • Desired Results (DR) Access Project
  • Seeds of Partnership Project
  • Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP)

Read the overview here:

If you’d like to read more about the DR Access Project, check out “Resources to Support the Use of the DRDP with Infants and Toddlers with IFSPs”:

Finally, if you’d like to read more about Supporting Inclusive Practices, take a look at this handout:

 

Very interesting reading. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • Core Knowledge (CK):
    • CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.
    • CK4: The range of typical infant/toddler physiological factors such as: 
      • Early neurological/brain development 
      • Basic health and nutrition
      • Physical growth and maturation
    • CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors.
  • Identification and Referral (IR):
    • IR2 (EIS): Knows formal and informal screening tools and procedures that are play-based and culturally and linguistically appropriate (including the use of observation and documentation).
  • Evaluation and Assessment (EA):
    • EA6 (EIS): Knows assessment strategies for families who represent diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
    • EA7 (EIS): Knows strategies to determine child and family strengths, typical routines and activities and preferred teaching and learning styles.
    • EA9 (EIS): Knows strategies for formal and informal evidence-based assessment such as observation, naturalistic play-based assessment and family interviewing.
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