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Child Outcomes Video

This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and reported on by all state early intervention (Part C) and preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR).
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The Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3

Click here for a good resource on normal development for both EI families and professionals.

Considering a Career in Early Intervention

A video by the Personnel Improvement Center at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) showing early interventionists discussing their work in the field.

EI Provider Recruitment Brochure

Illinois has a statewide, family-centered service system to find and help children who have developmental delays, specific diagnosed conditions, or circumstances which put them at risk of substantial delays. To download this informational brochure, click here

EI - A Guide for Families (IOCI 610-11)

Do you wonder if your child’s development is on target for her age? Most delays are nothing to worry about, but in some young children, delays can signal a special need. This guide is written for families with questions about their infant or toddler’s development.

EI Approach to Service Delivery is Natural Environments

A section of the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) devoted laws, regulations, principles, and practices regarding Natural Environments.

Professional Associations

Illinois Developmental Therapy Association
Illinois Speech and Hearing Association
Illinois Occupational Therapy Association
Illinois Physical Therapy Association

Authorization Tips for Providers

This document provides general tips regarding authorizations for Providers. It also includes a Sample Authorization for reference. Click Here

Outcomes for Children Served through IDEA’s Early Childhood Programs

Reports data on three outcomes and their meaning:

  1. Social relationships which includes getting along with other children and relating well with adults
  2. Use of knowledge and skills which refers to thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and early literacy and math skills
  3. Taking action to meet needs which includes feeding, dressing, self care, and following rules related to health and safety.
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