Let Go of the Toy Bag & Get Off the Floor! - February 3, 2015 - Talks on Tuesdays Webinar



Join us to think about how to move early intervention off the floor, out of the toy bag, and into the routines that naturally occur in children and families' everyday lives. We'll consider the differences between collaborative and traditional intervention and the relevance of still bringing a toy bag when intervention is routines-based and family-centered. We'll round out the webinar with tips for making these practices successful for you! 

Dana Childress

Dana Childress, M.Ed.
is an Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant with the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in the field of early intervention for almost 20 years as an early childhood special educator, service coordinator, supervisor, trainer, and writer. She currently works as part of Virginia's early intervention professional development team developing professional development resources and conducting web-based and in-person training. She manages content for the Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center 
and writes the Early Intervention Strategies for Success blogShe is the co-author of the book, Family-Centered Practices in Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments. Her interests include family centered practices, autism spectrum disorders, supporting family implementation of intervention strategies, and finding ways to help bridge the research to practice gap through interactive professional development for in-service early intervention practitioners. She regularly presents workshops in VA and has presented at state, national, and international conferences.  
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