Online Resource Guide

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Information about Disability
Website

People First Language: Let's Put the People First, Not the Disability!

Disability is Natural. (2013). People first language: Let's put the people first, not the disability! Retrieved from http://www.disabilityisnatural.com/people-first-language.html

This website provides an in-depth discussion of people-first language

ID:ID-02
Information about Development
Website

Developmental Milestones

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (2013). Developmental milestones. Retrieved from http://nichcy.org/disability/milestones

This page provides a snapshot of major developmental milestones in three month increments for children 3-12 months

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Information about Disability
Fact Sheet

Specific Disabilities

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (2013). Specific disabilities. Retrieved from http://nichcy.org/disability/specific

This page provides links to information regarding several specific disabilities.

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Information about Disability
Instructional Material

Activity: People-First Language

IRIS Center. (n.d.). Activity: People-first language. Retrieved from http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/activities/class/icl015.pdf

This resource offers a class discussion activity on using people-first language.

 

ID:ID-05
Accommodations and Modifications
Instructional Material

CARA’s Kit

Milbourne, S. & Campbell, P. (2007). CARA’s Kit: Creating adaptations for routines and activities. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/store/node/666

This is an easy-to-use guide related to making adaptations and modifications to routines and activities based on a child’s individual needs, including specific situations and possible adaptations.

*Must be purchased and ordered in advance.

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Information about Development
Website

Are My Child's Struggles Serious Enough for an Evaluation?

National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.). Should I be concerned? Retrieved from http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/ld-testing/should-i-be-concerned

This page is designed for parents, but can easily be used by educators for identifying disabilities.

ID:ID-07
Language Development
Website

Early Reading and Writing Development

National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.). Early reading and writing development. Retrieved from http://www.getreadytoread.org/early-learning-childhood-basics/early-literacy/early-reading-and-writing-development

This page is about how children learn language and build early literacy skills

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Cognitive Development
Website

Cognitive Development in Preschool Children

HealthyChildren.org. (2011). Cognitive development in preschool children. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/preschool/pages/Cognitive-Development-In-Preschool-Children.aspx

This page provides a description of cognitive development in preschoolers

ID:ID-09
Physical Development
Website

Understanding Physical Development in Preschoolers

National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.).Understanding physical development in preschoolers. Retrieved from http://www.getreadytoread.org/early-learning-childhood-basics/early-childhood/understanding-physical-development-in-preschoolers

This page provides information about age appropriate physical development for preschoolers, as well as activities to support development at home

ID:ID-10
Social-Emotional Development
Website

Understanding Social and Emotional Development in Preschoolers

National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.).Understanding social and emotional development in preschoolers. Retrieved from http://www.getreadytoread.org/early-learning-childhood-basics/early-childhood/understanding-social-and-emotional-development-in-preschoolers

This page provides information about age appropriate social and emotional development for preschoolers, as well as activities to support development at home

ID:ID-100
Infant-Toddler
Journal Article

Using Toys to Support Infant-Toddler Learning and Development

Guyton, G. (2011). Using toys to support infant-toddler learning and development. Young Children, September 2011, 50-56. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/201109/Using Toys_Guyton_Online_0911.pdf

This article informs the reader about how toys can be used to support learning and development

ID:ID-101
Health and Safety
Book

Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition

Harms, T., Cryer, D., and Clifford, R. (2003). Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition. New York: Teachers College Press.  Retrieved from http://ers.fpg.unc.edu/node/84

The ITERS is a scale used to assess child development settings, including standards for diapering and toileting children.

*Must be purchased and ordered in advance.

ID:ID-102
Health and Safety
Tool

North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center

North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center. (n.d.). Posters. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildcarenc.org/training_materials.htm#posters

This website provides links to posters on health education for young children, as well as resources about nutrition, special health care needs and more.

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Family Support
Fact Sheet

Barriers to Family Involvement

Technical Assistance and Training System. (2010). Barriers to family involvement. Retrieved from http://www.tats.ucf.edu/docs/eupdates/FamilyInvolvement-10.pdf

This update provides suggestions for overcoming roadblocks to positive relationships with families

ID:ID-105
Family Support
Fact Sheet

What Works for Home Visiting Programs

Child Trends. (2010). What works for home visiting programs: Lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and interventions. Retrieved from http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2005/07/2010-17WWHomeVisit.pdf

This fact sheet shares what types of home visiting programs work for children from early childhood to adolescence

ID:ID-106
Family Support
Website

Engaging Families in Early Childhood Education

RTI Action Network. (n.d.). Engaging families in early childhood education. Retrieved from http://www.rtinetwork.org/essential/family/engagingfamilies

This website offers tips on how to "draw and attract" parents into the classroom

ID:ID-107
Early Literacy
Journal Article

Introducing Poetry-Making in Early Years Education

Pramling, N. (2009). Introducing poetry?making in early years education. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 17(3), 377-390. doi: 10.1080/13502930903101578

This article describes the findings from a study of early childhood teachers introducing poetry-making to young children.

ID:ID-108
Early Literacy
Fact Sheet

Print Awareness

Idaho Commission for Libraries. (2009). Print awareness. Retrieved from http://libraries.idaho.gov/files/LitCentersPrintAware2009Ssha_0.pdf

This handout provides ideas to develop print awareness for infants, toddlers, and school age children

ID:ID-109
Early Literacy
Journal Article

Phonological Awareness is Child's Play

Yopp, H., & Yopp, R. (2009). Phonological awareness is child’s play! Beyond the Journal:?Young Children on the Web, September 2009, 1-9. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200901/BTJPhonologicalAwareness.pdf

This resource is a handout on phonological awareness activities and playing with or manipulating sounds. There are suggested activities, books, songs, and poems

ID:ID-11
Cultural Diversity
Journal Article

Cross-Cultural Considerations in Early Childhood Special Education

Bennett, T., Eatman, J., Garcia, G., Halle, J., McCollum, J., Ostrosky, M., Tarnow, L. ... Zhang, C. (2001). Cross-cultural considerations in early childhood special education. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. Retrieved from website: http://clas.uiuc.edu/techreport/tech14.html

This report provides an introduction to considering culture with specific sections related to implications for early intervention practice.