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emily.webb@... said

at 11:04 am on Feb 19, 2021

The state of MA is looking for any online resources people use to help EI providers understand the requirement of asking families for race, the importance of this information, and how to talk about this with families in a sensitive manor. Any help would be greatly appreciated! emily.webb@mass.gov

Sarah Nichols said

at 3:03 pm on Feb 24, 2021

Does anyone have an online “intro” training for providers around ethics in home visiting? If so please hit reply to share more information or email me at snichols@illinoiseitraining.org. Thanks!

jwhiteman@pcgus.com said

at 8:22 am on Mar 4, 2021

I think the Institute for Advancement of Family Support Professionals has wonderful PD that is applicable for EI. There is a module specifically on Ethics. These are mostly taking by HV professionals but again I think would be a great resource for EI.


Minakshi Bapat said

at 1:45 pm on Mar 30, 2021

I am looking for an article from Young Exceptional Children. If anyone has a copy could you please email it to me at mbapat@pattankop.net
The article is:
IFSP Outcome Statements Made Simple
Shelden, M'Lisa L.; Rush, Dathan D.
Young Exceptional Children, v17 n4 p15-27 Dec 2014

Sarah Nichols said

at 8:41 am on Apr 22, 2021

Posted on Behalf of Lynn Shea:
Hello my name is Lynn and I am new member of this CoP. I am an RN/EI provider in SW Florida. I also have additional roles as an EI implementation coach and trainer and am the regional autism trainer for the 10 counties that we cover. We use the Autism Navigator intervention out of FSU for children with social communication delays. I recently attended the DEC conference and approached the group after attending the Universal EI curriculum session. Our program is currently exploring child progress monitoring options including tools and methods to support providers to integrate progress monitoring more effectively. We are looking for suggestions on both tools and methods to help with this goal.
Any suggestions? Thanks and I look forward to learning more about the group.

Susan Connor said

at 2:12 pm on Apr 23, 2021

Hello all ~ i have 2 questions (greedy, right?!)
1 - I am in Illinois and wondering if any states that had pre-pandemic telehealth in place would be willing to share examples of policies, procedures or decision making guidance for EI teams determining how families receive their services (ex. how do teams determine if a child/family receive in home, telehealth or some hybrid approach).

2- Are any states/programs using strategies that you have found helpful in supporting early intervention providers and service coordinators in making the transition back to an office workspace and/or in-home/childcare services? It's a big worry and stressor for many here.
Thanks for any feedback!

Beth Cole said

at 10:46 am on May 14, 2021

For policy resources around telehealth folks can go to EI Colorado's telehealth padlet. https://padlet.com/tracy_sperry/telehealthresources

Colorado had families sign a consent form that explained what a telehealth visit would look like, but once everyone went to telehealth, that form was no longer required. Now, it's just part of the explanation of "location of services" discussion that is held during the IFSP development. Colorado also allows more than one location to be selected for any service (so that can lead to a hybrid model discussion).


Linda Bamonte said

at 10:00 am on Apr 29, 2021

Hi Susan
In CT we did not have pre-pandemic telehealth in place but we have been working with DSS on a DRAFT procedure for limited telehealth post pandemic. I can share the DRAFT with you - email me. linda.bamonte@ct.gov

As far as second question - we are in same situation and interested in any resources also. Thanks!

Tammy Wallin said

at 9:28 am on May 28, 2021

In KS we also did not have pre-pandemic Telehealth in place. We are currently working on developing a survey for families and one for providers on their experiences with Telehealth. We also are working on polices and procedures moving forward and are hoping to gather feedback from providers and families as we develop that. Does anyone have a survey, questions, or ways they have gathered information from families or providers on their experiences of Telehealth and/or COVID? If so can you email me at wallint@ku.edu.

Thanks for any feedback!

Sarah Nichols said

at 8:18 am on Jun 15, 2021

Hi Tammy! I know some people have already responded to this request publicly and privately and here is a resource that I received from the Family/Professional Pandemic Stories Subgroup which might be helpful too: https://tinyurl.com/TelehealthInterviewQs

Beth Cole said

at 9:47 am on May 28, 2021

I uploaded survey questions for caregivers (Caregiver Telehealth Survey Questions) and providers (Provider Telehealth Survey Questions) that we used last year.

Cori Hill said

at 7:27 pm on Jun 2, 2021

Hi All: I've been asked my university to see if I can find any national info regarding a position we will need to fill in VA. This position will include the following HEFTY responsibilities:
audio and multimedia production
graphic design
Web or Digital Design, Development, and Maintenance
Tech support for end users
Anyone have a position such as this? If so, can you please provide:
salary range
title for this position
Thanks for any help. If you prefer to email me directly Cori @cfhill@vcu.edu

Tammy Wallin said

at 9:15 am on Jun 15, 2021

Hi Sarah!

Thank you so much for this and it is so timely as this is what I am working on this week. :)

emily.webb@... said

at 2:26 pm on Jun 16, 2021

MA is looking for any resources other states have that support EI providers in understanding and being able to explain family rights to parent. Any help would be much appreciated!

ebaril@... said

at 12:56 pm on Dec 6, 2022

Hi Everyone! Through my PD contractor position, I have been tasked with researching global evaluation/assessment tools that we could use for EI Eligibility Determination (for showing delay). We are considering changing which tool we use. Currently we use BDI-2. I’m trying to figure out what other states use and gather a pro/con list for each tool. I’ve been looking at ECTA website and have found a little information, but am wondering if you can share what you use in your state and what you like/don't like about it. Also wondering if you have ideas of who else I could ask about this? Thanks in advance! Erika Baril ebaril@comcast.net, 603-566-1584

Becky Hoffman said

at 3:11 pm on Dec 6, 2022

Hi Erika! As part of our PD redesign efforts in Wisconsin this year, we did an extensive review of eval and assessment tools and are in the process of making recommendations and developing supporting resources for our EI workforce. I would be happy to share our process and proposed "list". You can email me at hoffmanr@cesa5.org. Take care everyone, Becky Hoffman

Beth Cole said

at 1:55 pm on Dec 7, 2022

Hi Erika. In Colorado, most programs use the DAYC-2 for determining eligibility for EI. It's an OK evaluation tool, however, it's not very sensitive (especially for younger infants and especially the social/emotional section). One plus for the DAYC-2 is that you can just use a couple of the sections to determine eligibility, you don't have to use every section. Finally, it's pretty expensive. Some others use the Denver II, but that takes a long time to administer.

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