Early intervention (EI) services for children with disabilities used to be provided in an office, clinic, or a special center. Now, by law, children from birth to 36 months who have or are at risk for developmental delays are entitled to receive EI services in their natural environments. Natural environments are settings that include the same activities and routines that children of similar ages without disabilities take part in. The activities might take place at home or other places the family and the child go during the course of their every­day lives. An EI service provider helps parents adapt daily routines and activities.

This topical guide on natural environments will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Books

Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).

Videos

Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.

Organizations

Articles

The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us for more information.

Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.

Natural Environments
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