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This topical guide will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse and other sources. Contact us via online form or by phone (1-877-275-3227) to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Note that some videos may be viewed online, and journal titles will take you to the publisher’s homepage.

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Books

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies
Stephanie Smith Budhai
Routledge, 2016
This is a practical guide for all instructors and instructional designers working in online or blended learning environments who want to provide a supportive, engaging, and interactive learner experience.

Beyond the Clinic: Transforming your Practice with Video Consultations
Silvia Pfeiffer
SJ Publishing, 2018
This book provides simple, practical and step by step advice for practitioners using digital technology and video consultations.

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth
Shashi Gogia
Elsevier Science, 2019
This book provides an overview on the use of information and communication technologies to solve health problems. It discusses topics such as digitizing patient information, technology requirements, existing resources, planning for telehealth projects, and primary care and specialized applications.
Only available as an eBook 

The eLearning Designer’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to the eLearning Development Process for New eLearning Designers
Tim Slade
CreateSpace, 2018
This book walks educators through the complete eLearning design and development process, providing practical tips and advice.

Videos

Illinois Developmental Therapy Association (IDTA) Facebook live Q & A for IL EI Live Video Visits Policy and Procedures
80 min; online
Illinois Developmental Therapy Association, 2020
In response to face to face visits being suspended in March, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the IDTA worked with EITP and the Bureau of Early Intervention to provide a live Q & A related to temporary live video visits policies and procedures.

Illinois Developmental Therapy Association (IDTA) Facebook live update 5.18.2020
8 min; online
Illinois Developmental Therapy Association, 2020
This update addresses planning that is happening at the state level regarding initial evaluations and resuming face to face visits.

Assessing and Addressing the Needs of Young Children With Disabilities Through Telecommunication
61 min; online
Council for Exceptional Children, 2020
This webinar will discuss how to assess and address child and family needs via telecommunication, including screen sharing, scanning, and other methods many families have easy access to.

Conversations that Connect: Building Relationships During Virtual Early Intervention Visits
Approx. 20 min; online
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, 2022
In this five-part video series, four early intervention providers in Ohio share their ideas and experiences about how they are able to maximize opportunities to build relationships and support parents using video conferencing as their primary method.

Getting Started with Telehealth (Live Video Visits) for Early Intervention Providers – Tips & Tricks
41 min; online
Sweet Pea Pediatric Wellness, 2020
These pediatric therapists provide an overview of tips and tricks to live video visits.

An Overview of Using Technology to Support Families in Early Intervention video series
Approx. 60 min; online
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, 2016
This 8-part series of short videos provides information on using several types of technology to support families in early intervention. Technology includes videos, instant messaging, video conferencing, and virtual home visits.

Play therapy techniques for phone and audio sessions
9 min; online
Meyleen Velasquez, 2020
Child and play therapists who are only able to do audio/phone sessions face unique challenges in engaging, strengthening the clinical relationship, and competently intervening with clients. This video provides some ideas to meet this need.

Snapshot of a teletherapy SPEECH session
5 min; online
The Speech Pathology Group, LLC
This video provides an example EI speech session via teletherapy.

Telehealth : the top client considerations and mistakes to avoid
156 min; DVD
PESI, 2020
This recording will provide you with the easy-to-follow instructions, proven tips, and how-to guidance for handling both expected and unexpected scenarios so you can successfully adapt your in-room practices to the telehealth space
Call#: W 83 .T2679 2020

Telehealth : what you need to know about policies, procedures, platforms and best practices
154 min; DVD
PESI, 2020
This training will make the technology side of telehealth instantly understandable and completely doable! Plus, you’ll learn how to properly handle informed consent and emergencies.
Call#: W 83 .T2679 2020

Telepractice in Early Intervention: ITCVA Webinar
88 min; online
Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development, 2020
This video discusses how to use telepractice to facilitate intervention with children and families using video conferencing technology and describes equipment needs, debunks myths, and reviews evidence for telepractice.

Organizations

Early Child Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)
The ECTA supports state Part C and Section 619 programs in developing high-quality early intervention and preschool special education service systems. ECTA has developed resources to assist providers in supporting families through the use of technology, including using videoconferences and live video visits in the place of face-to-face visits.

Articles

Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 33, 197–216
Family Perspectives Toward Using Telehealth in Early Intervention
Hsiu-Wen Yang, et al. (2021)
This article describes focus groups that were held to determine parents’ views toward and interest in using telehealth in early intervention.

Early Child Development and Care, 185(1), 155-169
Internet-based intervention training for parents of young children with disabilities: a promising service-delivery model
Hedda Meadan and Marcus Daczewitz, (2014)
This paper describes the challenges related to home-based EI services, discusses the potential advantages of using Internet-based interventions as a supplemental service model, and describes current Internet-based interventions by reviewing the literature related to training parents of young children with autism, from a distance via the Internet.

International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 11(1), 33-40
Report on the Use of Telehealth in Early Intervention in Colorado: Strengths and Challenges with Telehealth as a Service Delivery Method
Beth Cole, et al. (2019)
This article presents information that was gathered through surveys sent to Part C program administrators, service coordinators, providers, and caregivers. Surveys were used to understand perceptions of telehealth, actual experiences with telehealth, and perceived benefits and challenges using this service delivery method.

Resources

Telehealth tip sheets (EIC) –

Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Early Intervention updates

10 Strategies for Engaging Parents (not Children?) during Tele-Intervention
This article from the Virginia early intervention program describes strategies to successfully engage families during live video visits in early intervention.

ASHA Telepractice
This resource guide lists ASHA documents and resources that can support professionals working with young children using telepractice.

COVID-19 resources from the Illinois Early Learning Project
These resources from the Illinois Early Learning Project provide families with tip sheets, learning at home activities, and other information on keeping safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Determining A Child’s Eligibility for Early Intervention Services Remotely
As a result of COVID-19, many states are having to determine a child’s eligibility for Part C services remotely using a variety of approaches such as teleconference, videoconference, and sharing information and video synchronously and asynchronously. This resource from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center provides guidance, considerations, and resources for state staff and local practitioners who are determining Part C eligibility remotely.

Early Intervention Training Program Live Video Visits (Telehealth) Resources
This page includes up to date links to Illinois resources for providers and families about EI telehealth policies and procedures.

ECTA Center Use of telehealth in early intervention (IDEA Part C)
This document lists articles that have looked at states’ use of telehealth within early intervention Part C.

Family Guided Routines Based Intervention Mobile Coaching information
This site offers information and helpful resources on early intervention and mobile coaching, including videos and tip sheets.

Fussy Baby Network
This service offers free phone consultation and fee-based in-home consultations to help families struggling with their infant’s crying, sleeping, or feeding. There are no fees during the “shelter-in-place” order (2020).

Maximizing Live Video Visits from EITP
This announcement provides practical strategies and resources that early interventionists can use to support their practices and their LVV, including coaching tips, resources for families, technology resources, and general resources.

Provider and Educator Use of Technology
This resource list from ECTA illustrates how technology can be used in service provision and ways to address some of the challenges practitioners face when using this methodology. Also included are guidelines and tips for implementing effective remote service delivery practices and preparing families for using technology to help them help their children.

Remote Service Delivery
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center has compiled information for state’s early intervention Part C and early childhood special education IDEA Part B Section 619 programs.

Tele-Intervention and the Routines-Based Model
This site offers resources to EI providers on providing services using tele-intervention.