This Family Guide for Considerations of In-Home/ In-Person Early Intervention (EI) Services During COVID-19 was developed, with family input, to support families to navigate decisions regarding the resumption of in-home, in-person Early Intervention supports and services.
The Family Guide is currently being updated to align with recent Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports guidance. It will be reposted with the changes soon.
Tele-Intervention and Coaching a Perfect Match Family Information Sessions: These information sessions provide an overview of how coaching strategies can be used to increase the effectiveness and success of Early Intervention tele-intervention sessions. Check out the Preschool Session here. Check out the Infant/Toddler Session here. Information on the current status of EI services is also included as of June 24th 2020. Resource list for Tele-Intervention and Coaching.
Tips for Families: This tip sheet can help families prepare for Tele-intervention services for the first time. It provides information on what to expect and how you can prepare.
Resources for EI Families During COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts: This document has a list of resources to support families of children in Early Intervention during COVID-19.
Wearing Masks: These scripted stories, with their colorful and fun photographs of children and families, help explain to children the how, why, and when of wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also available in Spanish.
Helping Children Understand Emotions When Wearing Masks: These tips and ideas help children identify emotions when faces, our most expressive feature, are covered by a mask. Parents and practitioners can use these strategies to let children know that behind the mask, a kind and warm expression is still there.
Greetings While Social Distancing: This colorful greeting board uses expressive photos of children to demonstrate ways to greet each other while maintaining social distancing. In English and Spanish, the examples included are air hug, elbow bump and thumbs up.