Module 1: Foundations of Early Intervention
This training module contains an introduction, six lessons (topics), a capstone experience to help you assess your learning, and a guided action plan to assist you in using the material presented in this module. Please proceed through the topics in order at your own pace.
Welcome to the Foundation's training module for the Washington State Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program. The following competencies will be addressed in this module:
- Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and general requirements of IDEA, Part C.
- Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the mission and key principles of early intervention.
- Participants will develop an awareness of the research associated with the key principles and evidence-based practices.
- Participants will understand the IFSP process.
- Participants will be able to articulate similarities and differences between IDEA, Part B special education and related services and IDEA, Part C early intervention.
- Participants will be able to explain the roles of practitioners and parents in early intervention in accordance with the key principles of IDEA, Part C to meet families' needs and priorities and to promote child participation in everyday activities.
- Participants will be able to operationalize the components of an effective visit in home, community, and early childhood settings.
- Participants will be able to identify people, materials, and supports within home, community, and early childhood environments that promote child learning opportunities and achievement of child outcomes.
- Participants will be able to articulate the Washington State Guiding Concepts.
- Participants will have an action plan to implement practices promoting parent competence and confidence related to child development and achievement of child and family outcomes.