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Are you keeping up with our blog, Early Intervention Strategies for Success? 


Check it out!




How does our blog tie to our topic of the month? 


Take a look:  


Adult Learning Principle #4: Active Practice and Participation are Key!


Watch Me! - Using Modeling as a Caregiver Teaching Tool


Peeking into Real Life: Videotaping Routines between EI Visits



Here are a few exciting resources:

      Adult Learning Principles 

Adult Learning in Early Intervention (NEW EI topic page) 



Screening and Assessment


Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Module: Collecting & Using Data to Improve Programs (DaSy & ECTA Center)



Tools of the Trade

JUNE 2015

The Integrated Training Collaborative (ITC) coordinates Virginia's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) which is the professional development system for early interventionists who provide supports and services to eligible children and families under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 


Engaging Families During and Between Visits


Early intervention is most successful when parents and other caregivers are actively engaged with their children during and between intervention visits. When parents are interacting with their children, practicing using intervention strategies, problem-solving about and reflecting on what they are doing during the visits, they are more likely to feel comfortable using strategies between visits. This is important because most child learning actually occurs between visits - when the service provider isn't there. We know this, but we don't always know how to do it. Check out the resources in this update for ideas and strategies for engaging families! 


Check out some of these related resources:

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Kaleidoscope: New Perspectives in Service Coordination, Levels I and II are required professional development trainings for all new service coordinators (although all are invited!) Trainings are held twice per year in cadres (KI and KII occurring in same location, one month apart) so that service coordinators have the opportunity to learn with each other for both Kaleidoscope sessions. Spring Kaleidoscope sessions take place in the Valley region during March (KI)/April (KII). Fall Kaleidoscope sessions are scheduled in the Richmond region during September (KI)/ October (KII).


The fall KI and KII trainings are typically held in the Richmond region. Because the spring KII was cancelled due to low registration and a hotel contract was already in place, we were required to hold our next training in the same hotel to avoid a substantial cancellation penalty fee. The fall KI and KII will both be held at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, VA.

KI will be held September 16 and 17, 2015.
To register for KI, click here.

KII will be held October 19 and 20, 2015.
To register for KII, click here.


NoteSCs who were registered for the postponed KII scheduled for April 22 and 23, 2015 in Staunton, VA have automatically been re-registered for the new dates of October 19 and 20, 2015 in Staunton, VA. 


Talks on Tuesdays (ToTs) are one-hour webinars designed to provide free online training opportunities related to important topics in early intervention. Topics chosen for the Talks on Tuesdays webinar series are based on feedback from EI practitioners about what they need to know more about! ToTs are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM.



Our June ToT featured Kimberly Travers presenting, Engaging Families in Early Intervention. To view this archived webinar and access the handouts, please click here

June Talks on Tuesdays webinar


Talks on Tuesdays will return in the FallOur live ToTs will be on summer break for a few months so be sure to catch up on a few archived webinars in the meantime. 

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