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Key Principles and Practices: Discipline-Specific Support

Key Principles of Early Intervention and Effective Practices: A Crosswalk with Statements from Discipline Specific Literature

(December 2014) Wendy Whipple, Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), with support from the RRCP Early Childhood Service Delivery Priority Team

This document provides a crosswalk that highlights how the position statements, resources and literature across various professional organizations working in early intervention support the Key Principles and Practices and addresses how the services of these professional organizations align with high quality early intervention practices. It is intended to promote dialogue within the early childhood community about the key principles and the provision of high quality early intervention services.

The crosswalk for each organization contained in Key Principles of Early Intervention and Effective Practices: A Crosswalk with Statements from Discipline Specific Literature is excerpted below for your convenience.

The Arc of the United States and the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, & American Osteopathic Association

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