"Reasons for Concern that your child or a child in your care may need special help" offers a brief summary of general risk factors and specific red flags for behavior, hearing, vision, movement, communication, and thinking. Targeted at families and caregivers of children birth to age five, this easy to understand brochure provides words families can use to discuss their concerns with doctors and words childcare providers can use with families. It also offers contact information for "next steps," including referral to the local regional center or school district and assessment of the child, when needed. Reasons for Concern is currently available in both English and Spanish, and both versions are attached here for your convenience.
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
- Cognitive skills such as attention, perception, motivation, initiation, problem solving, concept formation, memory and learning
- Social development
- Emotional development and resiliency, including the development of attachment and trust, and self-regulation
- Self-help skills and adaptive behavior
- CK7: The variety of pre- and peri-natal risk factors such as genetics, maternal health and nutrition, medical complications, prematurity/low birth weight, substance exposure and other teratogens and their effect on the developing embryo/fetus/newborn.
- Identification and Referral (IR):
- IR3 (EIA): Is aware of the referral process for Early Start and other public services.