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  • Graduate Certificate - Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Spoken Language Professional

    This year-long, five course sequence of study aims to increase the number of personnel qualified to provide early intervention for Illinois children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Upon completion, candidates will have earned a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Listening and Spoken Language Professional Graduate Certificate from Illinois State University as well as having completed the core knowledge competency areas needed to apply for the early intervention credential in Illinois.

  • Graduate Certificate - Early Intervention Vision Specialist

    This year-long, five course sequence of study aims to increase the number of personnel qualified to provide early intervention for Illinois children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Upon completion, candidates will have earned a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Listening and Spoken Language Professional Graduate Certificate from Illinois State University as well as having completed the core knowledge competency areas needed to apply for the early intervention credential in Illinois.

  • Fact Sheet about Occupational Therapy for young children

    Occupational therapy practitioners support and promote the development and engagement of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and their families or other caregivers, in everyday routines

  • Early Intervention Part C listing for all 50 states

    A listing of the State Part C Coordinators from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • HIPAA

    The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.

  • Illinois Developmental Therapy Association

    The Illinois Developmental Therapy Association (IDTA) is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in January 2006. The mission and purpose of the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association is to provide the highest quality services to children with disabilities and delays and their families through promoting and supporting the interests of Developmental Therapists.

  • Center for Best Practices/Early Childhood Education

    The mission of the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood is to develop and promote practices designed to improve educational opportunities for all young children.

  • Early Intervention Parents As Leaders

    The Early Intervention Parents As Leaders program will identify, train and support 100 new Parent Leaders whose children are receiving EI services, or have exited the EI system within 6 months of their application.

  • American Association for Home-Based Early Interventionists

    The American Association for Home-Based Early Interventionists (pronounced AH-BE) serves families and those working in the field of early intervention with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs.

  • National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

    The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our mission is to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate, and family-centered supports and services.

  • Information About Specific Disabilities

    This directory will help you locate more information on a specific disability.

  • Natural Environments

    The purpose of this website is to provide information and resources related to how to use evidence-based practices to provide supports to families within the context of their natural learning environments. This website is designed for therapists and educators working in early intervention and early childhood and preschool programs as well as parents of children from birth to five years of age.

  • Technical Assistance Alliance for Parents

    The Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers is an innovative project that supports a unified technical assistance system for the purpose of developing, assisting and coordinating Parent Training and Information Projects and Community Parent Resource Centers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

  • National Info Center/Youth with Disabilities

    NICHCY stands for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities serving as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.

  • Assessment Tools

    A directory of assessment instruments covering an array of disciplines.

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Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone:  800-701-0995
Fax:  309-298-3066
Email: providerconnections@wiu.edu

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