As early interventionists, it’s important to recognize that families learn in a variety of ways. Sometimes written resources will work best; sometimes, another media method might be more effective. That’s one of the reasons why we’re sharing a fantastic video series from Zero to Three called “Sparking Healthy Connections.” This free resource for families of children ages birth to five was developed by pediatricians and child development experts to share tips on how to support development across all domains. Each of the 14 videos is designed to precede a typically-scheduled check-up visit to support parents to have conversations with their pediatricians about the development of their young one. Videos are also available in Spanish! This link contains all 14 videos: https://www.zerotothree.org/sparks-video-series/
TIP: For parents of children in Early Start, videos 1-12 are the most relevant. Also, it is important to focus on the developmental stages rather than the age indicators when sharing with parents of children with disabilities or delays.
The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, click here.
This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:
- Core Knowledge (CK):
- CK4: The range of typical infant/toddler physiological factors.
- CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors.