“The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.”
– ― Ray L. Wilbur
Greetings to you!
This Buzz focuses on young children with disabilities and new resources that parents and professionals may find helpful in caring for the little ones. Whether we’re talking about parents themselves, or early intervention providers for infants and toddlers, or early childhood special educators for preschoolers, or child care providers in a myriad of settings, we all are vested in the healthy development of youngsters and their opportunities to learn and grow. May these resources support all those who do this critical work.
We are the village,
The CPIR Team
Resources to Share with Families
A Family Guide to Participating in the Child Outcomes Measurement Process
Parents of a young child in an early intervention or early childhood special education program want to be sure these services are helping their child develop and learn. But how can they tell if that is so? One way is to learn about the 3 “child outcomes” measured for every child who participates in such a program. This free handout from the PACER Center explains the 3 outcomes and how parents can participate in the child outcomes measurement process.
Comic Books Series Turned into Videos for Children
Want to share with children information about their disability via a video based on a comic book series? Jumo Health has quite a selection of such videos (typically 8+ minutes long) on different disabilities, including: anxiety, asthma, AD/HD, autism, childhood cancer, growth disorders, heart defects, diabetes, food allergies, OCD, sickle cell anemia, and spinal cord injury.
How to Spot Depression in Young Children
We tend to think of childhood as a time of innocence and joy, but as many as 2 to 3 percent of children from ages 6 to 12 can have serious depression.
Resources for Parent Centers and Child Care Personnel
Why Inclusion? Video Series
This video series from STEMIE (STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education) addresses the importance of inclusion. Video 1 is called Let’s Change Attitudes and Beliefs. Video 2 looks at Key Characteristics of High-Quality Inclusive Education, while Video 3 looks at the Social Outcomes in Inclusion.
CDC Updates and Adds to Child Care Provider Guidance on COVID-19
CDC’s Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19 and Toolkit for Child Care Programs now provide updated and additional information on vaccinations, signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children, and support for children with disabilities and special health care needs. The resources are intended for all types of child care programs, including child care centers, family child care homes, and other child care programs. Multi-language versions can be downloaded from the “Language” tab.
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