Category Archives: ECTA Center

Determining A Child’s Eligibility for Early Intervention Services Remotely

Determining eligibllity

Included here are guidance, considerations, and resources for state staff and local practitioners who are determining Part C eligibility remotely. As a result of COVID-19, many states are having to determine a child’s eligibility for Part C services remotely using a variety of approaches such as teleconference, videoconference, and sharing information and video synchronously and […]

IDEA Child Outcomes Highlights for FFY2018

FFY2018 IDEA child outcomes

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds programs providing services designed to assist children with a range of delays and disabilities in achieving individualized developmental and functional goals. The data show that large percentages of children continue to show greater than expected gains, and large percentages of children continue to leave the programs with […]

2020 State Learning Opportunities

The OSEP-funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance (TA) Centers are pleased to announce a variety of new and ongoing opportunities to build individual and state capacity around implementation of IDEA 0-5. We hope this information will assist you as you consider which TA opportunities best fit your needs and priorities. 2020 State Learning Opportunities

619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator

This 619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator is an Excel-based analytic tool that can be used to determine the percent of children exiting the program with complete child outcomes data as a proportion of the 3 – 5 child count. For the child outcomes Preschool Special Education Reporting (Indicator 7), data are complete when there […]

The Importance of a Strong Infrastructure in Providing Evidence-Based Early Intervention Practices

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Conference: International Society on Early Intervention Conference Date: June 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler, Grace Kelly, Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh Many in early intervention (EI) have a deep understanding of service delivery and evidence-based practices but remain unaware of the critical role played by the system in which these services are embedded.  Infrastructure refers to the basic […]

Using Family Survey Data to Measure and Improve Early Intervention Systems and Services

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Conference: International Society on Early Intervention Conference Date: June 2019 Presenters: Kathy Hebbeler and Christina Kasprzak How do early intervention programs measure and improve outcomes for families served? This poster describes the survey methods used by the U.S. states, ten years of national family data, and the challenges and successes states have experienced with using family […]

Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool

Sample funnel diagram

The Child Find Funnel Chart tool is an Excel template for displaying data about infants and toddlers at each step of the Part C process, from referral through exit, for a set of infants and toddlers referred within a specified time span. On the Enter Data worksheet, you enter data for the entire state, an […]