For nearly four decades, the not-for-profit organization Pathways has been a “positive, trusted, inclusive partner to parents everywhere.” The dedicated staff at Pathways.org provide “free, trusted resources” based on the best available research and the expert opinion of pediatricians and therapists (e.g., OT, PT, SLP). Pathways’ resources include information on milestones; ability descriptions divided by age group; suggested activities to stimulate development; downloadable checklists, in both English and Spanish, that are easy to print and share; and countless video examples of the skills being discussed. Visit Pathways.org and take a few minutes to look around, then leave us a comment about what you found most interesting. We’d love to hear from you!
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):
- CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors, including:
- Sensory and motor development
- Sensory processing
- Receptive and expressive communication skills, including second language acquisition
- Self-help skills and adaptive behavior
- Evaluation and Assessment (EA):
- EA7 (EIS): Knows strategies to determine child and family strengths, typical routines and activities and preferred teaching and learning styles.
- EA10 (EIS): Knows multiple tools and practices to assess development and progress in the physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional and adaptive domains.
- Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-i):
- IFSP-i3 (EIS): Knows generic and specific evidence-based early intervention strategies to support all areas of development.
- IFSP-i11 (EIS): Knows strategies that support parents in adapting the natural environment to meet infant/toddler developmental needs.