Early Childhood SIG

 

The Early Childhood Special Interest Group at AUCD provides information to Network members on critical issues related to early childhood.  The EC SIG Co-Chairs are Mary Beth Bruder and Corry Robinson.

 
 

Events

The Active Ingredients in Home Visiting:  Using The Home Visit Rating Scales (HOVRS) To Engage Families and Improve Outcomes

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Providing home visiting services to families can be challenging work. Families with the greatest needs can sometime be difficult to engage in the home visiting process. The Home Visit Rating Scales were developed based on research examining the practices of home visitors that lead to better family engagement and child outcomes. The Home Visit Rating Scales are in use by programs nationally and internationally with the goal of improving the home visiting process and related outcomes. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Home Visit Rating Scales including: how it aligns with DEC Recommended Practices, an overview of the measure, research supporting its use, and information on how it is being used in practice.

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News and Resources

 

1/16/2020

Ohio State LEND Leadership Project Aims to Build Relationships Between New Mothers and Healthcare Providers

Ohio State LEND faculty Lori Grisez (Physical Therapy) and Dr. Andrea Witwer (Psychology) initiated a program called Next Steps that aims to promote healthy development in infants and young children living in poverty in Central Ohio. The Next Steps program is an extension of the Moms2B program that was created in 2010 by pediatrician Dr. Patricia Gabbe and infant mental health specialist Twinkle French Schottke to address the alarmingly high infant mortality rate in Central Ohio.

 
 
 

Past Events

The Current State of Service Coordination Across the Country

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The national status of service coordination under Part C of IDEA for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families will be described using data from surveys and case studies. The presenters will describe three data sets collected to measure aspects of service coordination, and discuss the challenges facing service coordinators and families as reported in the data.

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 HDI Community Training Event: Emerging Disabilities

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Friday, November 1, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Video Conference

Disability is an abstract concept, and the landscape is changing, both in terms of disabilities and in societal response to emerging disabilities. This has implications across systems, including early childhood, education, workforce, health care and aging. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Andy Imparato, and Phil Rumrill will provide an overview of several emerging disabilities (e.g. autoimmune disorders, mental health, opioid use disorders) and will also explore the notion of emerging disabilities from a state and national workforce context.

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Newborn Screening for Fragile X Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities

Newborn Screening for Fragile X Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Most professional believe that early intervention (EI) is essential to improving outcomes for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. But how early is "early?" Should screening identify newborns with IDD, even before symptoms appear? Is there value in "pre-symptomatic" EI for children or families? Are pre-symptomatic treatments powerful enough to alter developmental trajectories in meaningful ways? Using fragile X syndrome to exemplify these issues, this presentation describes Early Check, a research program in which screening newborns for several disorders is offered to 120,000 families per year.

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EC efforts are funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through technical assistance contract #Contract #HHSP23320110016YC. The contents of this page do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services, or the US Government.