Sherlock Center Masthead 
October 8 and 9, 2013
November 5 and 6, 2013
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM 

This introductory training covers topics critical to understanding the Early Intervention community in Rhode Island, including the values embedded in the EI system and the federal and state laws which serve as the foundation for EI services. The training addresses core competencies related to the components of the EI system, including an understanding of:

The purpose of EI as defined in Part C of IDEA and the structure of Rhode Island's Early Intervention system.

  • The key components of family-centered practice.
  • The impact of culture on the relationship between professionals and families and on the delivery of appropriate EI supports and services.
  • Issues, challenges, requirements and recommended practices in the evaluation and assessment of infants and toddlers.
  • Early Intervention's Child and Family Outcomes and their purpose.
  • How to measure child and family outcomes and record the information gathered.
  • The required components of a quality IFSP, including the development of outcomes that are family-owned, functional and measurable.
  • The EI service delivery model and how it supports a family's capacity to enhance their child's development.
  • Transition from EI and the service provider's role in this process.





The training includes lecture, group discussion, small group

workshops, reading, and activities.


Attendance at all four days is required.

Sherlock Center at RI College, Training Center
This training is geared for all newly employed EI personnel.
Register by September 24, 2013



Introduction to Early Intervention is pre-approved for 2.4

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through RI College. A $20

fee, payable to RI College following completion of the training.


If you need to request a reasonable accommodation or

materials in an alternate format, please make your request

with the registration form or contact the Sherlock Center

by September 17, 2013.


For further information or to access the registration form in

an alternate format, contact Elaine Sollecito, Sherlock

Center by email call (401) 456-2764.