Webinars – Keep it Real: Make Way for (more) Authentic Assessment (PLO 2017 Resource)

Dr. Naomi Younggren presents on authentic assessment as means of identifying and enhancing young children’s natural and inclusive learning opportunities. The importance of functionality is highlighted. Download script Intro Download script for part 1 Download script for part 2 Download script for part 3 Download script for part 4a Download script for part 4b Download […]

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Authentic Assessment, Child Outcomes, and the Connection Webinars

This three-part webinar series from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services is about authentic assessment and how it eases and improves the Child Outcomes Summary process in early intervention and preschool special education.

MD Child Outcomes Gateway

The MD COS Gateway is a one-stop online resource that provides birth to kindergarten professionals with background, rationale, training, and supports to implement the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) rating process with fidelity across jurisdictions and programs.

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Coaching:  A Brave New World for PTs and OTs in Early Intervention

The world of early intervention is undergoing a seismic shift. Physical therapists (PTs) and Occupational Therapists (OTs) are rethinking the focus of visits with families and caregivers who have an infant, toddler or preschooler with a developmental delay or disability. 

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32 Essential Life Skills That You’ll Never Be Required To Test, But Should

How often do you notice what has your attention? In particular, what has your attention when you are assessing children? For example, when you are completing a statewide assessment, or collecting day­ to­ day data, what has your attention? Is it whether or not children know their colors? Can count? Can rhyme? How about if […]

Learning Links Profile: Abila Tazanu M.D.

Abila Tazanu M.D. has a unique perspective on the daily challenges and long term triumphs of all parents with kids on the autism spectrum. It is an insider view that she is using to change the way children with developmental disabilities are screened. Her passion makes sense. Doctor Tazanu is not only one of Prince […]

Learning Links Profile: Naomi Youngren

Growing up in Northern Minnesota, Naomi Youngren discovered she was unique at a pretty young age. While many of her peers had only vague ideas of what their future would look like, Naomi was determined to work in Special Education. After college, a chance to work in Germany with the Department of Defense deepened her […]

Key Principles in Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education

To narrow the school readiness gap, high-quality, coordinated early childhood services are critical to foster the growth and development of infants, toddlers and preschool-age children who have disabilities or developmental delay and to build and sustain family capacity.