Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday Feature: New Resource from the Division for Early Childhood

New resource from the Division for Early Childhood (DEC):

DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series No. 3 Family: Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity

Image of DEC Monograph on Families
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This is the third edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, and it offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the family practices across the settings in which children grow and learn.

"The Monograph is an outstanding collection of articles that provide guidance to the EI/ECSE field as they illustrate particular ways to implement the Family Recommended Practices with fidelity and flexibility for each family. The monograph is a unique contribution to the field with articles that include authentic family voices as primary or equal contribution. In addition to the strong family voices within the articles, the work includes the perspectives of three families on the Family Recommended Practices. We are sure you will find this an invaluable resource for your work."

Remember, if you are a DEC member you can get a discount on DEC bookstore products! (Contact DEC for more information)

Click HERE for more information on the new monograph. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New webinar!

Our webinar on vision and hearing impairment at the beginning of the year was well-received, and we heard feedback from participants that you'd like to hear more about the topic.

Here is a FREE EI SIG webinar by two presenters from Perkins School for the Blind (this is a different group of presenters from last time):

Title: "Brain-Based Visual Impairment– So Many Children! So Many Teachers! Meeting the Training Need in Multiple Formats"
Date: September 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


Mary C. Zatta, Ph.D., Director of Professional Development - Perkins School for the Blind
Betsy McGinnity, M.Ed., Executive Director, Training and Educational Resources Program - Perkins School for the Blind

Mary and Betsy have worked at Perkins School for the Blind for 30+ years. This team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience related to the educational needs of children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities. Each of the presenters has trained professionals extensively over the years both nationally and internationally and are currently developing the content for the Perkins eLearning website.

Please register ASAP if you are interested, as registration is limited.

Note: All past webinars are archived on DEC's website. Go to the DEC EI SIG meetings page here to download recordings and handouts.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Telepractice Resources

Many DEC Early Intervention Community of Practice (CoP) members have asked for telepractice resources as temporary changes in how we provide...