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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072


Introduction to Early Intervention

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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 Islandís 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 Interventionís 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 and embedded in a routine.
  • The EI service delivery model and how it supports a familyís capacity to enhance their childís development.
  • Transition from EI and the service providerís role in this process.

This training, offered in spring and fall, is geared for all newly employed EI personnel. The training includes lecture, group discussion, small group workshops, readings and activities. Attendance at all four days is required.
Online Registration Form

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Registration Questions?

Elaine Sollecito: esollecito@ric.edu
401-456-2764

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