Archive for January, 2013

I Don’t Have Any Concerns Because She’s Perfect How She Is…What Do You Do?

You meet the family of a newborn baby girl who has just been diagnosed with Down syndrome. You ask … Continue reading




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DOs and DON’Ts – Mentoring Students in EI Programs

A new student walks into your office and sits down on the first day of her practicum. You begin your … Continue reading




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How Many Learning Opportunities Can You Spot?

Imagine that you’re on a visit and you observe this mother and child playing together with their stacking … Continue reading




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Get Him Engaged! – 5 Strategies for Engaging Toddlers with ASD

You’re on a first visit with the family of a toddler who is suspected of having an autism … Continue reading




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Do You Work With My Neighbor’s Child?…What Do You Do?

You’re on an intervention visit and the mother asks you if you also work with her neighbor’s child. She … Continue reading




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Adding Siblings to the Intervention Mix

Rule of thumb…never bring a xylophone to an intervention visit when there are siblings in the mix. This … Continue reading




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You’re on a Visit and the Children are Sick…What Do You Do?

You’ve been in a home working with a family for about 15 minutes when the child’s older brother … Continue reading




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Can You Compete with Dr. Phil?

How many times has this happened to you? You arrive for your EI visit to a family’s home … Continue reading




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Service Coordinators & Service Providers – Strategies for Making the Partnership Successful

A strong, comfortable, and trusting partnership between the service coordinator and the service provider is so important for … Continue reading




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