Instructional Resources

Someone sitting on a book shelf reading a book Here you will find numerous instruction resources on a wide range of topics related to early intervention. These items are recommended by faculty, providers, families, and other key stakeholders to use in course work, preservice and inservice training, and enhancing our knowledge about early intervention and Early On Michigan. 

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Description: Parents’ Experiences of Early Intervention: Information they Receive and Use to Support the Language Development of their Children with Hearing Loss. Kalli Decker, Ph.D., Human & Family Stu...More

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Parents’ Experiences of Early Intervention: Information they Receive and Use to Support the Language Development of their Children with Hearing Loss.


Kalli Decker, Ph.D., Human & Family Studies, Michigan State University


This presentation will focus on the study that investigated: (1) the information that parents receive from service providers about how to encourage the language development of their children with hearing loss, (2) the qualities and quantities of these parents’ communication with their children, and (3) how these aspects of parents’ communication are related to the information parents received from their service providers.

Topics: Family Experience, Family Systems, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Professional Development

Date Posted: June 30, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: This 45-minute online training from Early Impact Virginia describes the concept of cultural humility, a lifelong process of self-reflection and learning from every person, family and situation you enc...More

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This 45-minute online training from Early Impact Virginia describes the concept of cultural humility, a lifelong process of self-reflection and learning from every person, family and situation you encounter, as an alternative to trying to become “culturally competent.” The culturally humble approach is then applied to home visitor scope of practice supporting immigrant families in acculturating to the United States and in preserving and maintaining their home culture. The training includes information about the impact of immigration laws on undocumented immigrants and their families.

Topics: Family Experience, Family Systems, Professional Development

Date Posted: March 28, 2018 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Explore a curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, gratitude, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.

Topics: Child Development, Family Experience, Family Systems

Date Posted: December 31, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center highlights articles, handouts and other resources related to adult learning principles.  Understand how adults learn best by bringing l...More

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Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center highlights articles, handouts and other resources related to adult learning principles.  Understand how adults learn best by bringing life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences during daily activities.

Topics: Family Experience, Family Systems, Family-Professional Partnership, Professional Development

Date Posted: June 30, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: ZERO TO THREE features a multimedia resource page specializing in language and learning development in the context of early relationships.  These resources are designed for parents, professionals...More

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ZERO TO THREE features a multimedia resource page specializing in language and learning development in the context of early relationships.  These resources are designed for parents, professionals, and policymakers that focus on closing the word gap while supporting early language and literacy.

Topics: Child Development, Family Experience, Family Systems, Infant/Toddler Language Development, Professional Development

Date Posted: March 26, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Robin McWilliam's blog on topics related to the Unified Model of Early Intervention 0-5.  Search the blog's archive for key topics such as home visits, early intervention, behavior, early childho...More

Description: Robin McWilliam's blog on topics related to the Unified Model of Early Intervention 0-5.  Search the blog's archive for key topics such as home visits, early intervention, behavior, early childhood, etc.

Topics: Child Outcomes, Family Experience, Family Systems, Natural Environments/Inclusion, Professional Development

Date Posted: June 18, 2014 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Checklist for Assessing Adherence to Family-Centered Practices (Wilson & Dunst 2005) article focuses on the definition of family-centered helpgiving practices, a description of the checklist, an e...More

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Checklist for Assessing Adherence to Family-Centered Practices (Wilson & Dunst 2005) article focuses on the definition of family-centered helpgiving practices, a description of the checklist, an explanation of how the checklist can be used to promote practitioners' adoption and use of effective helpgiving practices.

Topics: Family Experience, Family Systems, Family-Professional Partnership

Date Posted: October 29, 2015 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: The ECTA Center created products to enhance the recognition and performance of the DEC Recommended Practices for practitioners and families.  The DEC Recommended Practices on Family refer to ongo...More

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The ECTA Center created products to enhance the recognition and performance of the DEC Recommended Practices for practitioners and families.  The DEC Recommended Practices on Family refer to ongoing activities that:

  1. promote the active participation of families in decision-making related to their child (e.g., assessment, planning, intervention);
  2. lead to the development of a service plan (e.g., a set of goals for the family and child and the services and supports to achieve those goals); or
  3. support families in achieving the goals they hold for their child and the other family members.

Resources include family checklists, family practice guide for practitioners, and family practice guides for families.

Topics: Collaboration, Family Experience, Family Outcomes , Family Systems, Family-Professional Partnership

Date Posted: May 31, 2018 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: Diversity: Contrasting Perspectives Video (29 min.) Gonzalez-Mena. J, (1996). Crystal Lake, IL: Magna Systems   This video is to encourage understanding of diverse perspectives without labelin...More

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Diversity: Contrasting Perspectives Video (29 min.)

Gonzalez-Mena. J, (1996). Crystal Lake, IL: Magna Systems

 

This video is to encourage understanding of diverse perspectives without labeling practices or individuals right or wrong. The topics of independence, dependence, and interdependence will be highlighted to spark discussions.

Topics: Family Experience, Family Systems

Date Posted: May 11, 2017 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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Description: In this DEC RP Module: Family you will learn effective family-professional partnership practices and why strong and trusting family-professional partnerships are crucial for children with disabilities...More

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In this DEC RP Module: Family you will learn effective family-professional partnership practices and why strong and trusting family-professional partnerships are crucial for children with disabilities.

 

Learning Objectives using the Plan, Do, Study, Act Learning Framework: 

  • Explain what are family-centered practices, describe how to build the capacity of families, and build trusting partnerships with families.
  • Use strategies that build relationships with families and include opportunities to build the capacity of families.

Topics: Collaboration, Family Experience, Family Outcomes , Family Systems, Family-Professional Partnership

Date Posted: May 31, 2018 Submitted By: Kari Holmberg

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