Module 3: Pre-Referral and Referral Activities

Title slide for Module 3September 2014
A legacy training module from NICHCY

Every State’s early intervention system must include a child find system that ensures that all infants and toddlers with disabilities eligible for EI services are identified, located, and evaluated. That’s quite a sweeping obligation.

This module takes a detailed look at what the Part C regulations require in terms of the  activities States must carry out as part of their “child find” obligations. Module 3 provides trainers with:

  • 1 slideshow presentation about pre-referral and referral activities;
  • a separate, “concluding” slideshow that can be used to review;
  • a trainer’s guide explaining all the content;
  • Speaker Notes for both slideshows; and
  • 2 handouts and 1 activity sheet for participants.

Please help yourself! Download the components you need to learn on your own and/or to train others about pre-referral and referral activities in Part C.

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Files You’ll Need to Download

Trainer’s Guide | The trainer’s guide to Module 3 focuses on the content emphasized in the module—namely,  conducting a public awareness program, setting up a referral system, and maintaining a Central Directory. Moving slide by slide, the trainer’s guide provides images of each slide, instructions for how to operate the slide (e.g., when to click to reveal more of the slide or to advance to the next slide), and an explanation of the content on the slide. The trainer’s guide is available in two formats, for your convenience:

PDF | Trainer’s Guide for Module 3 (66 pages)

Word | Trainer’s Guide for Module 3 (for accessibility)

Slideshow | The main slideshow for Module 3 has 18 slides in total. So does the Jeopardy-style review slideshow (optional concluding activity). Both are provided as a PowerPoint Show. Download the file sto your computer. As a SHOW, each slideshow will automatically launch when you open the file. They will then operate as described in the Trainer’s Guide.

Slideshow for Module 3

Slideshow for Jeopardy-style Review (optional)

Speaker Notes | We know from experience that many trainers find it helpful to have Speaker Notes of the slideshow. The Speaker Notes show each slide picture with blank lines beneath (for taking notes). Use the Speaker Notes for your own planning (it’s in Word, so you can add your own notes where the blank lines are) or share it with participants for their own taking of notes.

Speaker Notes of the slides in Module 3 | in Word

Speaker Notes of the slideshow for the Jeopardy-style review | in Word

Pictures of individual slides in Module 3 | in PDF

Handouts  and Activity Sheets for Participants | Module 3 comes with 2 handouts and 1 activity sheet for participants. Each is provided in PDF and Word formats. The PDF is designed to share with participants. The Word version is made available for those participants who need or request accessible materials.

Handout  4 | Comprehensive Child Find System  (IDEA’s verbatim regulations)

~~ Handout 4 in PDF
~~ Handout 4 in Word (for accessibility)

Handout  5 | Public Awareness and the Central Directory (IDEA’s verbatim regulations)

~~ Handout 5 in PDF
~~ Handout 5 in Word (for accessibility)

Activity Sheet 10 | How Many Places and People Can You Name?

~~ Activity Sheet 10 in PDF
~~ Activity Sheet 10 in Word (for accessibility)

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And there you have it, Module 4 on the pre-referral and referral activities that States must conduct in Part C. We wish you good luck with all your trainings!