Browse the folders and files below to find training materials.
These resources are intended to support EI Specialists to integrate procedural safeguards related to prior written notice throughout the eligibility determination (including obtaining consent for evaluation/assessment activities) and IFSP process. The resources include a scripted PowerPoint presentation, a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions taken from previous webinars (used at the Round Tables) and other service provider-friendly handouts.
These resources will support EI Specialists in better understanding how to incorporate PIWI strategies into the IFSP process so that we can ensure that we are using families existing routines to maximize interventions all while supporting the confidence, competence, and mutual enjoyment of the parent/child dyad. EI Specialists will learn through Power Point, hearing the parent perspective, reflective questions, and a short case study.
*You may need QuickTime Player to view the videos within the Powerpoint
These resources will support EI Specialists in learning about functional assessment (FA). They will explore through PowerPoint and support activities what FA is, and how they can gather this type of information when working with families. EI Specialists will also learn about the specific clinical skills needed to gather good functional assessment information through their work with families.
These resources will support EI Specialists in learning how to interpret information gathered through functional assessment and evaluation into high quality outcomes that are based on the family's routines, concerns, and priorities.
These resources will support EI Specialists in learning about the BDI-2 Fidelity Checklist as a tool. They will explore through PowerPoint and video examples* what the fidelity checklist is and how it can be used as a tool to identify observable errors in the administration of the BDI-2.
*You will need QuickTime Player to view the videos within the Powerpoint
These resources will support EI Specialists in learning about approaches to parental learning styles. Designed to help navigate the various possible learning styles of parents or other communication partners. Covering the following topics
- The 4 most common learning styles
- Why they are relevant in early intervention
- Tips for how to teach for each learning style
- Takeaway points.
This material was created by Students in the Developmental Disabilities and Human Services Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst