Professional Development - Early Intervention Technical Assistance Online Learning Portal
About Autism in Toddlers

About Autism in Toddlers is a free web-based course for professionals, families and others interested in learning about autism in young children. This course, developed by Florida State University, is part of a network of courses and resources in the Autism Navigator. Early detection, family perspectives, and the importance of early intervention and routines based supports are highlighted. Print materials are available to support application of learning. You can review the entire course without enrolling here. However, to receive a Certificate of Completion for 3 clock hours, you must finish the About Autism in Toddlers course and also successfully complete the required quiz and reflection activity for this course. If you are interested in acquiring 3 PQAS hours for the course, you must first register for the About Autism in Toddlers course on the PD registry. You will be instructed to return to this site to complete your registration and move into the course activities. Please keep in mind that regardless of how you take the course, you will be directed to the Autism Navigator webpage to access the course.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Annual Training Series for Infant Toddler EI Professionals 2019-20 (CLOSED)

This series is a compilation of three job aids covering annual training requirements for infant/toddler Early Intervention professionals. These include culturally competency, transition and procedural safeguards. Upon completion of all 3 job aids, you will receive a certificate for 1 clock hour of infant/toddler credit.

Registration:  CLOSED

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Annual Training Series for Infant Toddler EI Professionals 2020-21

This series is a compilation of three job aids covering annual training requirements for infant/toddler Early Intervention professionals. These include culturally competency, transition and procedural safeguards. Upon completion of all 3 job aids, you will receive a certificate for 1 clock hour of infant/toddler credit.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Assistive Technology: Using Environmental and Universal Tools in Early Childhood (Self Enrollment)

This course provides guidance on what assistive tools are, how to make decisions on when to use them, and how to use them appropriately within a child’s daily routine. Children with and without special needs, often engage with or use assistive tools. Professionals and family members use many different types of assistive tools daily but may not realize it. The materials in this course focus on practical application within the field for professionals to facilitate the use of assistive tools for children and families.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

 

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Assistive Technology: Using Environmental and Universal Tools in Early Childhood(Pre-Registration Required)

This course provides guidance on what assistive tools are, how to make decisions on when to use them, and how to use them appropriately within a child’s daily routine. Children with and without special needs, often engage with or use assistive tools. Professionals and family members use many different types of assistive tools daily but may not realize it. The materials in this course focus on practical application within the field for professionals to facilitate the use of assistive tools for children and families.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

 

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Assistive Technology: Using Modified and Specialized Tools in Early Childhood (Pre-Registration Required)

This course is part two of the Assistive Technology series. PEAT’s Suite, Supporting a Child’s Physical Environment and Assistive Tool Journey, provides the framework for this course. The course provides guidance on making decisions when moving to modified and specialized tools for children, how to use them appropriately within a child’s daily routine, and how to trial and acquire devices in Pennsylvania. Children with and without special needs, often engage with or use assistive tools. Professionals and family members need access to a process that makes it easy to move beyond environmental and universal assistive tools. The materials in this course focus on practical application within the field for professionals to facilitate the use of assistive tools for children and families. 

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Assistive Technology: Using Modified and Specialized Tools in Early Childhood (Self enrollment)

This course is part two of the Assistive Technology series. PEAT’s Suite, Supporting a Child’s Physical Environment and Assistive Tool Journey, provides the framework for this course. The course provides guidance on making decisions when moving to modified and specialized tools for children, how to use them appropriately within a child’s daily routine, and how to trial and acquire devices in Pennsylvania. Children with and without special needs, often engage with or use assistive tools. Professionals and family members need access to a process that makes it easy to move beyond environmental and universal assistive tools. The materials in this course focus on practical application within the field for professionals to facilitate the use of assistive tools for children and families. 

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Building Resiliency in Young Children

This job aid offers tools and strategies to support building resilience in young children. Reference is made to supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing and with disabilities, but information is applicable to ALL children.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Collaborating for Inclusive Classroom Practices in Early Childhood: Building Relationships to Support All Children (Pre-Registration Required)

This course focuses on establishing, building, and maintaining positive relationships to support children in inclusive classroom settings. The course is divided into two main segments: 1) working in partnership which looks at the protective urges of all caregivers and 2) exploring the principles of partnership, which provides you with opportunities to explore and demonstrate how the principles work together to support children, families and one another.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Collaborating for Inclusive Classroom Practices in Early Childhood: Building Relationships to Support All Children (Self Enrollment)

This course focuses on establishing, building, and maintaining positive relationships to support children in inclusive classroom settings. The course is divided into two main segments: 1) working in partnership which looks at the protective urges of all caregivers and 2) exploring the principles of partnership, which provides you with opportunities to explore and demonstrate how the principles work together to support children, families and one another.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Collaborating for Inclusive Classroom Practices in Early Childhood: Individualizing for Meaningful Inclusion

The framework for this course is CARA’s Kit: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities. You will be provided with information, tools and resources to guide you through the process of making adaptations to the classroom environment, routines and/or activities that support individuals or groups of children who are experiencing challenges. You will conduct assessments, prioritize needs and implement adaptations in the early childhood environment, that support the full inclusion of a child and/or children in your care. Guidance for working with both toddlers and preschool-age children is provided. As you explore various classroom situations, you will find them linked to Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Standards for Toddlers and Pre-Kindergarten.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Collaborating for Inclusive Classroom Practices in Early Childhood: Universal Design for Learning in Early Childhood Settings

This course provides you with information, insights, and opportunities for practice related to the implementation of universal design and universal design for learning across all early childhood settings. The course provides you with the opportunity to apply and assess the use of universal design in both the curriculum and the classroom environment. The course provides strategies for using UDL guidelines and principles in the instructional design of both the curriculum and the early childhood setting.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Collaborating for Inclusive Classroom Practices in Early Childhood: Working Together (Pre-Registration Required)

This course provides a framework for successful collaboration to provide quality inclusive opportunities for every child. Included segments of this course are: a guided self-reflection about collaboration with colleagues and others working in the early childhood setting; the defining features of inclusion, access, participation and supports, a comparison of how laws, regulations, policies and guidance related to inclusive practices are similar and different across Pennsylvania’s early childhood education programs; and exploration of the perspectives and use of disability language.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Collaborating for Inclusive Classroom Practices in Early Childhood: Working Together (Self Enrollment)

This course provides a framework for successful collaboration to provide quality inclusive opportunities for every child. Included segments of this course are: a guided self-reflection about collaboration with colleagues and others working in the early childhood setting; the defining features of inclusion, access, participation and supports, a comparison of how laws, regulations, policies and guidance related to inclusive practices are similar and different across Pennsylvania’s early childhood education programs; and exploration of the perspectives and use of disability language.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Collaborating for Inclusive Classroom Practices in Early Childhood: Focus on Attitudes & Beliefs (Pre-Registration Required)

This course looks at how our actions are shaped by our attitudes and beliefs, and how societal attitudes and beliefs have shaped service systems.You will have opportunities to explore the benefits of inclusion for all children and all adults, reflect on how ndividual attitudes and beliefs are developed, and how they impact your practice, your colleagues and the service system. You will identify strategies you can use to create a sense of belonging for all children in the classroom, explore perceptions about disability and reflect on how attitudes and beliefs impact early education practices.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Collaborating for Inclusive Classroom Practices in Early Childhood: Focus on Attitudes & Beliefs (Self Enrollment)

This course looks at how our actions are shaped by our attitudes and beliefs, and how societal attitudes and beliefs have shaped service systems.You will have opportunities to explore the benefits of inclusion for all children and all adults, reflect on how ndividual attitudes and beliefs are developed, and how they impact your practice, your colleagues and the service system. You will identify strategies you can use to create a sense of belonging for all children in the classroom, explore perceptions about disability and reflect on how attitudes and beliefs impact early education practices.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Confidentiality

This job aid discusses the requirements for confidentiality for persons collecting or using personally identifiable information in Early Intervention. Information is shared on how to protect the confidentiality of children and families.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Cultural Diversity Podcast Series

This Podcast Series explores ways individual beliefs, traditional values and culture impacts working with children, families and colleagues.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Cultural Humility

This job aid looks at 10 aspects of culture, allows you to explore each one and think about what they may mean to you and how different these aspects of culture might be for all of the various individuals that you interact with in your life. Further, it helps you to think about how you can assess situations across three different levels of cultural competence and humility, and shares the skills you can use at each level to improve interactions with others.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Developmental Assessment of Young Children, 2nd Edition

This job aid provides a general overview of the Developmental Assessment of Young Children, 2nd Edition (DAYC-2), which is an evaluation tool used in early intervention. This job aid is not meant to serve as a complete training for individuals wishing to learn how to administer the tool. It can be used in conjunction with in-person assessment training. Please do not attempt to administer this tests for the purposes of determining early intervention eligibility unless you meet all examiner qualifications, receive additional comprehensive training, and can demonstrate competency in administering the test with accuracy and fluency. Check with your supervisor about how to access additional training supports.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Webinar Series

This series of webinars is by invitation only to Pennsylvania Early Intervention Programs. Please see your Early Intervention Supervisor or Coordinator for information on accessing these webinars.

The Devereaux Early Childhood Assessment Webinars provide guidance on use of the DECA-C and the DECA-IT. The webinars are designed for multiple users, including participants viewing the webinars for the first time, participants accessing the webinars content as a refresher, and participants using the webinars as an open resource to support their work.

No pre-registration is required for this course. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Diagnosed Physical or Mental Conditions with High Probability of Delay

This job aid covers the requirements and documentation needed to determine an infant/toddler eligible for Early Intervention using the criteria of a diagnosed condition with a high probability of delay.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) 101 (certificate version)

This job aid is intended for audiences who are new to Early Childhood Outcomes and provides information on the rationales for gathering ECO data, procedures and timelines and steps in the process. You will need to complete the quiz at the end of this job aid with a score of 80% or above to receive a certificate of completion for one hour of training.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Early Intervention Eligibility in Pennsylvania

This job aid covers general eligibility requirements for infant/toddler and preschool Early Intervention in Pennsylvania. The focus is on understanding the comprehensive information gathered as part of the process.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Early Intervention Orientation (Pre-Registration for official credit version)

This online course provides an overview of Early Intervention including legal foundations, rationale and service delivery. Current trends, practices and processes are described. Emphases also include the importance of family participation and community systems and resources. This course is recommended for newly hired Early Intervention personnel as part of their pre-service training but is not mandatory.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Early Intervention Orientation (Self Enrollment)

This online course provides an overview of Early Intervention including legal foundations, rationale and service delivery. Current trends, practices and processes are described. Emphases also include the importance of family participation and community systems and resources. This course is recommended for newly hired Early Intervention personnel as part of their pre-service training but is not mandatory.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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ECO 201: Effective Strategies to Ensure High Quality Data (Pre-Registration for official credit version)

This online course is designed for all Early Intervention staff who are regularly involved in collecting child outcome data. The training will focus on effective strategies to ensure the highest quality and greatest reliability of ECO data. Topics covered will include: strategies to increase the effectiveness of measuring child performance on an authentic assessment tool, involving families in collecting ECO data, strategies for gathering functional child performance, and using the decision tree to make reliable ECO ratings. Participants will have an opportunity to use case studies to enhance their skills in collecting ECO data.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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ECO 201: Effective Strategies to Ensure High Quality Data (Self Enrollment)

This online course is designed for all Early Intervention staff who are regularly involved in collecting child outcome data. The training will focus on effective strategies to ensure the highest quality and greatest reliability of ECO data. Topics covered will include: strategies to increase the effectiveness of measuring child performance on an authentic assessment tool, involving families in collecting ECO data, strategies for gathering functional child performance, and using the decision tree to make reliable ECO ratings. Participants will have an opportunity to use case studies to enhance their skills in collect ECO data.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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EI Communication Plan

This job aid focuses on the use of the Early Intervention Communication Plan to support children who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf blind.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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EI Transitions

This job aid focuses on promoting a successful process for families whose children are transitioning from the Infant/Toddler EI program to the Preschool EI program or other community settings and/or from the Preschool EI program to Kindergarten. It emphasizes the importance of family participation and critical information to share, discuss, and document during the planning process.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Eligibility and Assessment Job Aid Series

This series compiles 5 job aids related to eligibility and assessment in Early Intervention.They can be taken in any order and completed across time. Upon completion of all five job aids, you will receive a certificate with 1 clock hour of credit.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Foundations: Family Centered Services (Pre-Registration Required)

This course looks at family- centered principles as a set of core beliefs and attitudes that shape the philosophy and practices of Early Intervention programs. Participants will have opportunities to explore Ecological and Family Systems Theories as frameworks for increasing the focus on families in Early Intervention. They will have the opportunity to reflect on the developmental process of becoming culturally competent; explore the diverse cultures, values and beliefs of the families with whom they work; and identify strategies they can use to improve their professional skills and demonstrate understanding, respect and empathy in their interactions with families.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Foundations: Family Centered Services (Self Enrollment)

This course looks at family- centered principles as a set of core beliefs and attitudes that shape the philosophy and practices of Early Intervention programs. Participants will have opportunities to explore Ecological and Family Systems Theories as frameworks for increasing the focus on families in Early Intervention. They will have the opportunity to reflect on the developmental process of becoming culturally competent; explore the diverse cultures, values and beliefs of the families with whom they work; and identify strategies they can use to improve their professional skills and demonstrate understanding, respect and empathy in their interactions with families.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Foundations: IFSP: Developing Transition Plans

Professionals need to be able to help guide and support families as their children transition from the Infant Toddler Early Intervention program into the community or to Preschool Early Intervention services. The purpose of this course is to provide specific guidance on how to build a strong foundation for families so that this is a positive experience for them and their child. The participant will learn about the importance of building relationships and identifying resources in the community that promote inclusion and networking. The activities and resources in this course will provide opportunities for the professional to gain a better understanding of the challenges families face and how to help them through. They will also have the knowledge of how to create an individualized transition plan for families.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Foundations: IFSP: Laws & Regulations, Documentation and Developing Outcomes

This course provides guidelines in IFSP development for Early Intervention professionals. Each child and family that receives Early Intervention services must have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).  Professionals and family members use the IFSP as they collaborate, as a team, to address developmental outcomes for a young child with delays or disabilities. The materials in this course focus on state and national laws and regulations related to the development of the IFSP, facilitating the IFSP process and establishing functional outcomes that are meaningful to the child and family.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

 

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Foundations: Partnering to Build Family Capacity (Pre-Registration Required)

This course looks at how three primary relationships (parent-child, parent-professional, and professional-professional) in Early Intervention work together to promote and enhance the positive development of children within the context of their families. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on how the use of partnership principles and interaction skills support their relationships with families and positively affect their practice. They will explore strategies to assist them in collaborating with families to identifying family strengths and resources and to help build family capacity. They will have opportunities to reflect on the balance of power between families and professionals and identify practices that serve to empower families.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Foundations: Partnering to Build Family Capacity (Self Enrollment)

This course looks at how three primary relationships (parent-child, parent-professional, and professional-professional) in Early Intervention work together to promote and enhance the positive development of children within the context of their families. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on how the use of partnership principles and interaction skills support their relationships with families and positively affect their practice. They will explore strategies to assist them in collaborating with families to identifying family strengths and resources and to help build family capacity. They will have opportunities to reflect on the balance of power between families and professionals and identify practices that serve to empower families.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course.  Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Foundations: Routines Based Interventions: Supporting Families

This course provides guidance to Early Intervention professionals for the implementation of routines based interventions. Two concepts central to Early Intervention are the emphasis on natural environments and a naturalistic teaching approach called routines-based intervention, also known as activity based instruction or embedded instruction.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Guidance for Writing Early Intervention Session Notes

This job aid explores the most current and up to date information regarding how to write a quality note that documents the services and supports provided to children and families in Early Intervention.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Infant Toddler EI Procedural Safeguards

This job aid provides an overview of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Procedural Safeguards and explores ways to help families understand their rights.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this job aid. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

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Interventions for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

This job aid provides background information about deaf-blindness, explores considerations for children who have combined hearing and vision loss, and explores a variety of resources.

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Norm and Criterion-Referenced Assessments

This job aid discusses norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests, the types of scores each provides, and the advantages and disadvantages of these types of tests.

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Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) Overview

This job aid provides an overview of the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR), including the processes of mediation and due process, along with other conflict resolution services available.

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Orientation to Deafness and Hearing Loss

This course provides a foundation for understanding deafness and hearing loss in young children under the age of five and how early detection can benefit a child’s development over a lifetime. It provides an overview of the first steps to identifying concerns and then connecting families to services and resources. Emphasis is on understanding, screening, testing, service provider roles, and empowering families to support their child with hearing loss or deafness.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Overview of the Battelle Developmental Inventory, 2nd Edition

This job aid provides a general overview of the Battelle Developmental Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-2) evaluation tool used in Early Intervention. This job aid is not meant to serve as a complete training for individuals to learn how to administer the tool. It can be used in conjunction with in-person assessment training. Please do not attempt to administer this tests for the purposes of determining Early Intervention eligibility unless you meet all examiner qualifications, receive additional comprehensive training, and can demonstrate competency in administering the test with accuracy and fluency. Check with your supervisor about how to access additional training supports.

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Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI)

As of 12/23/20 this course will no longer be available. If you are currently working in this course please complete any remaining course materials and print you certificate by 1Pm on this date, 12/23/20.

Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI), an infant-toddler course by the Center on the Social and Emotional and Foundations for Early Learning, focuses on promoting the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers. The course is based on the PIWI Model, which stands for Parents Interacting with Infants (but includes infants and toddlers!). PIWI has been successfully used in community-based, early head start and Early Intervention programs with a diverse range of parents and children. The primary focus of this new online course is on how the model applies to home visiting.

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Preschool EI Procedural Safeguards

This job aid provides an overview of Preschool Early Intervention Procedural Safeguards and explores ways to help families understand their rights.

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Purposes of Child Assessment in Early Intervention

This job aid covers the types of assessments typically conducted in Early Intervention and the primary purpose of each.

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PW-PBIS Provisional Facilitator Badge Series

This series of learning objects and activities is the foundation of a multi-year commitment to supporting one or more early learning programs in their implementation of program-wide positive behavior intervention and supports. Because this is a significant investment of time and effort, it is only available within the support system of the PAPBS network.

Registration: Register by applying to become an independent program-wide PBIS Facilitator no later than September 30 of any given year. For more information, go to papbs.org > Program wide PBIS > Getting Started in Program-Wide Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions

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Responsive Routines and Environments (Pre-Registration Required)

This is the 2nd course in a series of three social emotional foundation courses. Responsive Routines and Environments provides a foundation for understanding social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. It provides an overview of responsive routines, environments, and strategies to support social emotional development in infants and toddlers. Participants have opportunities to explore the following topics: observation, responsive caregiving, emotional literacy and the development of social skills.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Responsive Routines and Environments (Self Enrollment)

This is the 2nd course in a series of three social emotional foundation courses. Responsive Routines and Environments provides a foundation for understanding social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. It provides an overview of responsive routines, environments, and strategies to support social emotional development in infants and toddlers. Participants have opportunities to explore the following topics: observation, responsive caregiving, emotional literacy and the development of social skills.

Registration:No pre-registration is required for this course. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Service Coordination Documentation

This job aid reviews why documentation of service coordination activities is important and how to document quality service coordination notes.

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Seven Steps of Progress Monitoring

This online course walks through the seven steps of progress monitoring, from ensuring you start with a functional goal/outcome through collaborating with team members to make data-driven progress monitoring decisions. You will start by selecting a child’s outcome/goal and work through this seven step process using that child’s information. Throughout the interactive course you will see best practice examples, have opportunities to apply what you have learned and engage in the decision making process through completion of the Individual Progress Monitoring Worksheet.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Similarities and Distinctions between IT and PS Early Intervention Programs

This job aid explores the similarities and distinctions between the infant/toddler and preschool Early Intervention programs. Helpful information on both programs is provided.

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Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationship (Pre-Registration Required)

This is the 1st course in a series of three social emotional foundation courses. Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationship provides a foundation for the understanding of social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. It provides an overview of social and emotional development within the context of relationships.  Emphasis is on attachment, temperament, self-regulation and the context of family, community and culture.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationship Self Enroll

This is the 1st course in a series of three social emotional foundation courses. Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationship provides a foundation for the understanding of social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. It provides an overview of social and emotional development within the context of relationships.  Emphasis is on attachment, temperament, self-regulation and the context of family, community and culture.

Registration: No pre-registration is required for this course. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Social Emotional Evaluation for Early Intervention

The purpose of this course is to assist you in the process of accurately identifying children who are experiencing challenges in their social-emotional development, through the Early Intervention evaluation process. In this course you will have opportunities to review information on the policies and regulations that guide the Early Intervention evaluation process, review social-emotional constructs and competencies, identify and apply strategies for gathering, integrating and interpreting information throughout the evaluation process, explore situations where using a social emotional tool during the evaluation process is needed, explore information on various social emotional evaluation tools and practice selecting social emotional tools as a key part of the evaluation process.

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Successful Partnerships in Transition: We All Have a Role!

Relationships and positive interactions are a key component of successful transition from Infant/Toddler Early Intervention to Preschool Early Intervention. By working together with our local partners to provide consistent, accurate information and support, we can better support children and families. This job aid provides information about how everyone can work together to promote successful transitions.

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Supporting Families: Charting the Life Course

This job aid discusses the Supporting Families, Life Course Framework and Tools, and how they can be useful to teams supporting children transitioning from Early Intervention to the community. The Trajectory and Integrated Supports Star tools are demonstrated and templates are provided for use in planning.

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Supporting Young Children Who are Deaf-Blind

This online course introduces participants to deaf-blindness, its causes and the impact of a combined vision and hearing loss on the development of very young children. Support of child-specific needs as well as collaboration between families and agencies will be addressed. The importance of routines, touch, and wait time for young children who are deaf-blind and potential modifications for the home environment will be presented. Resources will be explored throughout the course.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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The Meaning of Behavior and Appropriate Responding (Pre-Registration Required)

This is the 3rd course in a series of three social emotional foundation courses. The Meaning of Behavior and Appropriate Responding provides a foundation for the understanding of social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. It looks at individualized interventions for infants and toddlers through determining the meaning of behavior and developing appropriate responses. Identifying unmet needs, behavior as communication and responding to challenging behaviors are highlighted.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: Course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

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The Meaning of Behavior and Appropriate Responding (Self Enrollment)

This is the 3rd course in a series of three social emotional foundation courses. The Meaning of Behavior and Appropriate Responding provides a foundation for the understanding of social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. It looks at individualized interventions for infants and toddlers through determining the meaning of behavior and developing appropriate responses. Identifying unmet needs, behavior as communication and responding to challenging behaviors are highlighted.

Registration:No pre-registration is required for this course. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account and enroll yourself in the course. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

Important Credit Information: If you have taken this course for credit in the past, you can retake the course but you cannot receive additional credit. 

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Tools to Ease Transition

This job aid explores various tools to support the transition process for children and families. Hear about one family’s transition experience.

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Toward Cultural Competence

This job aid provides you with a look at the concept of family culture and how a family’s culture, beliefs, and values impact Early Intervention services and supports.

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Using Informed Clinical Opinion to Determine Eligibility for Infant-Toddler Early Intervention in Pennsylvania

This job aid covers the requirements and documentation needed to determine an infant/toddler eligible for Early Intervention using the criteria of informed clinical opinion. The interaction is based on information from federal and state regulations and analysis of research.

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Young Children and their Families Experiencing Homelessness Webinar

This job aid highlights the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) announcement regarding young children and their families who are experiencing homelessness in Pennsylvania. It focuses on laws, regulations and policies that outline responsibility in addressing this population.The job aid details existing OCDEL programs and offer resources that can help alleviate some of the barriers families experiencing homelessness face.

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