The Summer 2022 edition of the Early Intervention Clearinghouse newsletter is available on our website in English and Spanish. Our main story looks at how families can incorporate early intervention into their summer activities, including tips on what to do while traveling and how to include older siblings.
This newsletter also includes our latest tip sheet, Everyday Early Intervention: At the Park, which outlines how local parks can be full of opportunities for young children to play, explore, and learn and provides some ideas for making the most of your time at the park.
We also have a resource guides for parents on where they can find free or low-cost classes or courses on child development, parenting, discipline, and more topics with a list of organizations or groups that can be a source of important information for families.
Families Can Borrow an iPad, Hotspot for Live Video Visits
Many families in early intervention are receiving services by live video visits. To help families with technology needs, the EI Clearinghouse has added several technology devices to the lending library:
• iPads with a cellular data plan (device and Internet access)
• iPads without a cellular data plan (device)
• Hotspot with cellular data plan (Internet access)
For more information about live video visits, see our tip sheet Introduction to Early Intervention (EI) Live Video Visits: Frequently Asked Questions (also available in Spanish).
About the Clearinghouse
The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families. We are a resource for you; contact us via our online form or by phone at (877) 275-3227. We have a library of videos, books, manuals, and journals related to the development of young children with special needs and their families.
Please let us know if you need any resources or information; we are always happy to help!
Sarah Isaacs, librarian
Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse