Kim Herb, Author at Early Intervention Technical Assistance Online Learning Portal

Efficient and Equitable: The Service Referral Process

Whether you are an EI Coordinator/SC Supervisor ensuring your 14-day data looks good, or an SC working directly with families offering provider choice, you might struggle with the best way to meet those objectives and the needs of your system. As Service Coordinators, it is important that you support and facilitate family choice of providers. You … Continued

Specialized Roles for Service Coordination

Specialized roles for service coordination were a hot topic during the Service Coordination Think Tank held by the Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports in June and December 2017. Early Intervention has grown and evolved in Pennsylvania over the past 30 years, over time needs changed, and many counties adjusted the role of … Continued

Soothe with Singing: The Power of Lullabies

Can you remember a lullaby that was sung to you?  Perhaps it was a traditional lullaby, like Hush, Little Baby or Itsy-Bitsy Spider, or a favorite song such as A Bushel and a Peck or Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Lullabies are a wonderful way to soothe and calm little ones and serve a greater purpose … Continued

Culture ≠ One Size Fits All

Culture is… a learned, interrelated, adaptive, shared, symbolic, dynamic, transmitted and constantly moving entity that most often facilitates discussions and communication. The word culture is from the Latin word cultura which derives from the Latin word colere. Its root meaning ‘to cultivate’ references patterns of human activities, symbols and structure and mental capacity. We are all shaped … Continued

Suspension/Expulsion in ECE: Why It Matters

    While supporting children in early childhood settings, does it feel like classrooms are becoming more challenging? Do teachers think that it is harder to teach and work with some young children because of their difficult behavior? If so, you are not alone. This is something that is being shared nationally. You may be seeing stories … Continued

Do You Know What Deaf-Blindness Really Is?

When is the last time you gave serious thought that a child on your case load may be Deaf-Blind? Do you know how to find technical assistance for team’s working with a child with Deaf-Blindness and support for the family? Children who have both hearing and visual impairments are usually considered to have Deaf-Blindness, although they … Continued

Lead and Learn – Coming Soon!

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