Tuesday, September 26, 2017

DEC 2017 Post-Conference Information Sharing

Greetings, EI SIG Members!
We hope you are excited about next week's DEC Conference in Portland, OR. 

Remember, there's still time to register online if you haven't already.


DEC Conference Portland 2017
Image credit: DEC

This year, we are trying something new to help capitalize on the many insights we collectively gain from conference sessions (and to inform those unable to attend).  



We would like to invite those of you attending to participate in an informal information-sharing discussion online after the conference (schedule to be decided later). We are providing a summary template that you can take with you to the session(s) you attend, so that you can take notes that you can later share with other EI SIG members.  



If you anticipate being able/willing to bring the below summary template with you to the conference to fill out and share with us post conference, please give us a heads up by sharing your preferred session(s) on the Google Form HERE so that we can determine the level of interest and number of volunteers who are willing to share. You may view the conference program HERE.

And HERE is the link to the summary template.


-- If you want to bring a copy with you to the conference, even if you're not sure yet which session you'll be summarizing, that works too!  Feel free to print copies of the Google Doc summary template to take with you to the conference.



After the conference is over, the EI SIG Co-Leaders will review completed session summaries. We will arrange meeting times that work best for those who have completed the forms and expressed willingness to verbally share during the web discussion -- this will be a casual online meeting for fellow EI SIG members to share insights/ lessons learned with one another! 



Please note that the post-conference online meeting is not meant for presenters to do a "repeat" of the session they presented; rather it is intended for conference attendees to share information and support each other's application/implementation of new knowledge.



If you're planning to give us a heads up about the session you will be summarizing, please do so on the above Google Form by Monday, 10/2. We understand that there may be some overlap (with more than one person interested in going to the same session) - this is ok! The more perspectives, the better.    



Please remember to print/bring a copy of the summary template with you if you want to share noteworthy insights when attending a session next week at DEC. We ask that you email your summaries to us the week after the conference (Friday, October 13) so that we can schedule the online meeting sooner rather than later. 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us

Please share this information with your colleagues or contacts attending the conference who may not be active members of the EI SIG.

We look forward to your participation, and safe travels to Portland! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Upcoming DEC Learning Decks!

An interesting lineup of Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Learning Decks coming soon:

Developing Functional Assessment-Based Interventions in Early Childhood Settings: A Systematic Approach
Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Collaborating with Interpreters in EI/ECSE
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 1:00 to 2:00 PM EST

Learn more and register HERE.





Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Feature: New Resource on Disaster Planning and Trauma Response

Our hearts go out to all those children and families affected by the recent disaster.

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, these new resources from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center are very timely:

Disaster Planning and Trauma Response


We hope that you and your own families, and the children and families you serve are safe.





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Resources on infant and early childhood mental health

New resources from ZERO TO THREE:

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Policy Series

"This series of ZERO TO THREE briefing papers on infant and early childhood mental health policy are designed to generate awareness, interest, and action among federal and state policymakers, behavioral health administrators, and advocates."

Briefing papers include:
  • The Basics of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
  • DC:0–5™: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
and more!


American Academy of Pediatrics Report on Prescribing Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services for Children with Disabilities

Houtrow, A., Murphy, N. & Council on Children with Disabilities. (2019). Prescribing physical, occupational, and spee...