What concerns and questions do newcomer families often tend to have when they learn that their child has a disability? These, shall we say, are the bread-and-butter of topics that Parent Centers so often address. This Buzz connects you with easy-to-share introductions to and explanations of what many newcomer families need to know. New Parent Center staffers may also find these materials a useful crash course in basic topics related to children with disabilities.
This webinar for Parent Centers focuses on important guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. Presenters from OSEP review the new Part C guidance documents: (1) Return to School Roadmap: Child Find, Referral, and Eligibility; and Return to School Roadmap: Provision of Early Intervention Services. The Department issued the guidance interpreting the requirements of IDEA in response to requests from a diverse group of stakeholders, including Parent Centers. Both roadmaps are also available in Spanish, as is this webinar.
When a baby or preschooler lags far behind, doesn’t reach key developmental milestones, or loses a previously acquired skill, it’s reasonable to suspect a mental or physical problem serious enough to be considered a developmental disability. These pages in English and Spanish appearing on the HealthyChildren.org website provide authoritative guidance on developmental disabilities, developmental milestones at various ages, and what parents and professionals need to know or do. Each page is actually a suite of articles in both languages about specific disabilities that are considered as developmental disabilities. Perfect for sharing with the English and Spanish-speaking families and communities you serve!
Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (rolling over, for example, or crawling, standing, walking, talking). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintain a free online library of photos and videos that capture the milestones of development that young children might be expected to achieve at various ages–skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye.”
The photo library is part of CDC’s larger information suite Milestones in Action, which also includes fact sheets on developmental milestones and on developmental delay; a developmental checklist; the Milestone Tracker app; and more. Each resource is available in English and Spanish.
(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers serving families of preschoolers with disabilities or who are exhibiting worrisome behavior problems. This article from the Child Mind Institute provides guidance on how to know when 3- to 5-year-olds need help with behavior. While most children who are treated for disruptive behavior problems are school-age, […]
(2015) (Available in English and Spanish) Sixty-two percent of the nation’s children are expected to be of a “minority” ethnicity by 2050. This white paper examines how our changing demographics call for a greater tolerance and understanding of varying cultural and ethnic background and looks at best practices currently in place across the country. From […]
TENGO UNA PREGUNTA…Preguntas que los padres y cuidadores deben hacer y los pasos que deben tomar para que los niños triunfen en la escuela: LISTA DE VERIFICACIÓN
(julio 2015) Una nueva guía para padres y cuidadores que habilita la participación de las familias en la educación. La guía escrita en colaboración con America Achieves, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza, National PTA, y el United Negro College Fund incluye preguntas que los padres deben hacer y recursos que pueden utilizar para asegurar […]
In English and Spanish | From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, this 4-minute video shares basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research. The video is also available in Spanish. Video in English: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/index.php/resources/multimedia/videos/inbrief_series/inbrief_science_of_ecd/ Video in Spanish: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/translation/la-ciencia-del-desarrollo-infantil-temprano/
Aprenda por qué es importante a reconocer los indicadores del desarrollo y saber qué hacer si hay algo que le preocupa sobre el desarrollo de su niño. Aprenda los signos. Reaccione pronto. Abstract in English | Learn why it is important to recognize developmental milestones and what to do if you have concerns about your […]