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Family-Centered Practices in Early Intervention

One of the central goals of early intervention is to build the capacity of families to meet the needs of their children and enhance their children's development. Course objectives: Define family-centered practices in early intervention; Identify two components of family-centered practices; Identify eight characteristics of practitioners who use family-centered practices; Recognize the importance of building a positive relationship with families; And, recognize the importance of cultural awareness and sensitivity.

This course takes 1 hour to complete.

Important: Two versions of this course are available: 1) one that is required to be completed for Initial Early Intervention Certification for VA practitioners, and 2) one that is available for ongoing professional development. You are currently in the second version, which is not connected to the certification system. If you need to complete this course for initial certification, please exit this version of the course and return to the Home Page. Click Initial Certification (Required for all Virginia EI Practitioners) where you will find the version of the course required for certification.

Early Intervention in Everyday Routines and Activities

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Describe early intervention service delivery in the context of natural environments; and, illustrate early intervention provided during families' daily routines.

This course takes 1 hour to complete.

Important: Two versions of this course are available: 1) one that is required to be completed for Initial Early Intervention Certification for VA practitioners, and 2) one that is available for ongoing professional development. You are currently in the second version, which is not connected to the certification system. If you need to complete this course for initial certification, please exit this version of the course and return to the Home Page. Click Initial Certification (Required for all Virginia EI Practitioners) where you will find the version of the course required for certification.

Supporting Caregiver Learning during Early Intervention Visits

This course covers the following topics: the importance of caregivers as learners during early intervention visits; three characteristics of effective early intervention; methods to implement adult learning principles to support caregiver learning; the use of coaching as an adult learning strategy; and the application of the five characteristics of coaching for supporting caregiver learning.

 This course takes 1 hour to complete.

Important: Two versions of this course are available: 1) one that is required to be completed for Initial Early Intervention Certification for VA practitioners, and 2) one that is available for ongoing professional development. You are currently in the second version, which is not connected to the certification system. If you need to complete this course for initial certification, please exit this version of the course and return to the Home Page. Click Initial Certification (Required for all Virginia EI Practitioners) where you will find the version of the course required for certification.