Early Childhood Needs Assessment
We know you have a lot on your plate and want to know how we can be most helpful. What type of support do you need most right now? Professional Development Regular Q&A Sessions Strategies or Examples Other Connection to Resources None Professional Development Please share any topics or specific requests below. Strategies or Examples… Read More Early Childhood Needs Assessment
5 Tele-Intervention Tips for Supporting Families of Young Children with Disabilities
Tele-intervention is a new term for many educators. While its use varies across school divisions, the concept and mindset shift required present a unique opportunity. Building relationships with families, by following their lead and offering strategies and support, grows a confidence and competence that will last far beyond the preschool years. Jump to: What is… Read More 5 Tele-Intervention Tips for Supporting Families of Young Children with Disabilities
VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
VDOE’s Department of Special Education and Student Services, Office of Instructional Services (SEIS) created a new document, the SEIS Resource Repository, for educators and instructional leaders in the field. These resources are focused on serving students with disabilities, across a variety of topics and content areas and are reflective of the current challenges of serving… Read More VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
Activity Matrix for Young Children with Disabilities
Created by VDOE and the T-TACs, this resource document is designed for teachers to use with parents to create individualized daily/weekly lessons for early childhood-aged children with disabilities. The lesson ideas in the sections are divided into functional activities associated with time of day (morning, afternoon, evening). The teacher and parent should work together to… Read More Activity Matrix for Young Children with Disabilities
Co-teaching in Early Childhood: Sharing is Caring
Co-teaching requires we practice what we preach. Sharing (goals, responsibilities, and resources) is caring (about positive outcomes for all students) while setting aside individual differences. One size does not fit all when it comes to inclusive placement opportunities. Early childhood programs must work to provide a continuum of placements in order to meet the individual needs of young… Read More Co-teaching in Early Childhood: Sharing is Caring
Online Learning Opportunities
ASD Toddler Initiative: Learning Modules
These free learning modules expand content, video examples, and resources on 10 evidence-based practice modules, previously developed for use with preschool through high school-aged students with ASD, but shown to be efficacious for infants and toddlers and their families. Available modules: Prompting, Naturalistic Intervention, Pivotal Response Treatment, Functional Behavior Assessment, Reinforcement, and Video Modeling
These free practice-based modules are designed to build early childhood practitioners’ abilities to make evidence-based decisions. They emphasize a decision-making process, realistic problems to solve, the importance of integrating multiple perspectives and sources of evidence, the relevance and quality of content, and feedback. Available modules: Embedded Interventions, Transition, Communication for Collaboration, Family-Professional Partnerships, Assistive Technology Interventions, Dialogic Reading Practices, and Tiered Instruction
DEC Recommended Practice Modules
Each of the seven free interactive modules focus on a specific recommended practices topic area. The site also houses a growing resource library library of audio clips, handouts, and activities related to the DEC recommended practices. Available modules: Interaction, Transition, Environment, Teaming and Collaboration, Family, Instruction, and Assessment
Early Childhood Investigations
These free and engaging webinars (live and archived) are presented by many of the thought-leaders and experts in the field of early care and education. The webinars explore critical topics that offer new ideas and insights to early childhood professionals, especially administrators. Recent webinars: Kind, Empathetic Classrooms that Build Bridges & Create Community in a Diverse World, Inclusive ECE Classrooms and The Project Approach, and Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior
VCU Autism Center for Excellence
This site offers a training, resources, and tools for educators and family members to support children with autism spectrum disorder.
Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center
This site provides a range of professional learning resources including webinars, resources organized by topics, and self-paced learning paths. Topics addressed include: Tele-practice, Coaching Families, and Service Delivery
This Document highlights how to use a rapid coaching method to support families to teach foundational interaction skills
A guide to help families, educators, and others get started with using core vocabulary communication with students.
This tool is designed to help you determine which of the common Universal Core vocabulary formats might be a good fit for the student(s) you support.
This video explains the importance of modeling communication using the child’s communication system (AAC).