Key Principles and Practices: Literature Base

This annotated bibliographic database contains the literature that supports the seven key principles identified in PDF: Mission and Key Principles of Providing Early Intervention in Natural Environments, a consensus document by a national workgroup convened by the OSEP TA Community of Practice on Part C Settings: Services in Natural Environments. It includes journal articles representing a wide variety of literature: research reports, literature reviews, service delivery approaches and opinion papers.

Search results using terms such as early intervention, natural environments, routines-based, parent participation, family centered, authentic assessment, service provider, recommended practices and Individualized Family Service Plan were reviewed by bibliographers, who selected the content for the bibliography using their knowledge of current research, policy and practice. Most references were published between 1990 and 2011.

Liz Twombly at the University of Oregon and Joicey Hurth at NECTAC wrote the abstracts and Kathi Gillaspy, Anne Lucas and Matt Coy at NECTAC, and M'Lisa Shelden at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program in Morganton, NC, reviewed them.

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