Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Early Intervention Services: Key Principles & Practices

The OSEP TA Community of Practice on Part C Settings: Services in Natural Environments convened a national workgroup that produced several consensus documents on principles and practices validated through research, model demonstration and outreach projects. While "natural environments" is a legal requirement, it is now understood as more than "a place" but best/effective practices based on the literature.

Crosswalks: Discipline-Specific Support for Key Principles and Practices - This page highlights how the position statements, resources and literature across various professional organizations working in early intervention support the Agreed Upon Practices and addresses how the services of these professional organizations align with high quality early intervention practices.

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The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P170001 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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