Inclusion

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

The Family’s Role in Early Intervention Visits

No one knows your child better than you. During early intervention visits, whether in person or virtually, your provider wants to see your interactions with your child and provide you with ideas and strategies you can use to support your child between visits. 

Everyday Early Intervention: Encouraging Speech Development

A child’s first three years is the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. These skills develop best in an environment filled with a variety of sights, sounds, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others. Children communicate with others long before they can speak. Use these activities to help promote speech development.

Volume 34, Issue 2 (Summer 2021)

Speech and Language Are EI’s Most Common Delays; The Role of a Speech Pathologist in Early Intervention; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update; Speech Development Resources; Get Out and Enjoy the Outdoors; Early Intervention Reopening Update

Volume 34, Issue 1 (Spring 2021)

EI Provides Critical Supports for Children with Lead Exposure; Family Update from the EI Clearinghouse; Great eBooks for Family Fun; Addressing Lead Poisoning Prompts Paradigm Shift in EI; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update

Everyday Early Intervention: Outdoor Fun

Outdoor play can be great for working on early intervention outcomes. Positive interactions between you and your child are key to supporting your child’s development. Here are some fun ideas to do with your child, using only materials you might find around your house.

Everyday Early Intervention: Indoor Fun

Indoor play can be great for working on early intervention outcomes. Positive interactions between you and your child are key to supporting your child’s development. Here are some fun ideas to do with your child, using only materials you might find around your house.

Volume 33, Issue 4 (Winter 2021)

Staying Active During Winter; EI and Transition in the Time of COVID-19; Learning at Home Activities for Infants and Toddlers; Family Update on EI During COVID-19; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update

Volume 33, Issue 3 (Fall 2020)

Family Reading Time; COVID-19 Resources from Illinois Early Learning; Fun Books for Families; Planning for Early Intervention During COVID-19; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update

Having Safe In-Person Early Intervention Visits

As Illinois continues to reopen, early intervention (EI) may be provided in-person. Of course, it remains your choice whether you receive EI in person, by phone, or via live video visits or put services on hold until you are ready. If you choose to pursue in-person EI visits, here are some ways to protect yourself, your family, and your EI professional.

Telehealth

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

Volume 33, Issue 1 (Spring 2020)

Healthy Sleep Helps All; Bedtime Mindfulness Activities; Resources for Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits; State Updates When I’m 3, Where Will I Be?; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update

Indoor Play

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

Everyday Early Intervention: In the Kitchen

Families spend a lot of time in the kitchen, which makes it is a great place to work on early intervention outcomes. Help your child become involved in cooking, washing dishes, and cleanup tasks with items that are safe for infants and toddlers to handle. Here’s how you can help your child learn and develop new skills during these everyday routines.

Challenging Behavior

This topical guide on assistive technology for infants and Toddlers will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Volume 31, Issue 4 (Winter 2019)

Plan Ahead to Prevent Tantrums and Meltdowns During the Holidays; Help Us Improve the Clearinghouse and EI Services; Challenging Behavior/Social-Emotional Resource Guide; Social Workers’ Roles in Early Intervention