Routines-Based Model: Parent Failings Don’t Exist; Only Professional Ones

By: Robin McWilliam Readers will scoff at the idea that adult family members with whom we work have no faults. I agree that most humans—in fact, those I appreciate the most—are flawed. But this way of thinking about parents—that they don’t have failings—the failings are ours—is a helpful one in early intervention for children with… Continue Reading Routines-Based Model: Parent Failings Don’t Exist; Only Professional Ones

Targeted Strategies – Special Education

Whether you are a special educator or a general educator, pretty much all educators now work with at least some students who have documented educational disabilities. So it can be a great help to have some knowledge about the different educational disabilities and about some of the targeted strategies that you can use to work… Continue Reading Targeted Strategies – Special Education

Family Advocacy Resources

Parents, care providers, and community members are often the best sources of information about the pressing needs of the early intervention community. Here are several resources that provide information to people who want to advocate for young children with disabilities and their families. Continue Reading Family Advocacy Resources

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. Continue Reading Key Principles in Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education