ESIT B-3 Practice Guide Webinar

Introducing a New ESIT Practice Guide:

Supporting Infants and Toddlers with Sensory Disabilities (Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired, and Deaf-Blind)

This ESIT Practice Guide is designed to:
1)   Provide general statewide guidance,
2)  Provide guidance to Local Lead Agencies and Family Resources Coordinators, and
3)  Support statewide systems
. . .around the topic of early supports for infants/toddlers with sensory disabilities.

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The actual ESIT Practice Guide will be distributed via ESIT’s channels soon.  Stay tuned!

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Early Identification and Intervention:

– Three-Pronged Approach to Identifying Hearing and Vision Concerns in Infants and Toddlers

Contact WSDS for Information on:

  • using the Three-Pronged Approach screening tool
  • screening hearing using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) equipment
  • eligibility criteria for infants and toddlers for services through the Washington Deaf-Blind Project.

(425) 917-7827 (Puget Sound ESD, Renton) OR (800) 572-7000 (toll free in Washington State)

– Webinar Early Identification and Intervention  (Spanish Version)
Presenter: Clara Berg, Family Specialist, AFDB

Visually Impaired:

Early Childhood Education Service Delivery: Routines Based Early Intervention Webinar
Presenter: DeEtte Snyder

  • This webinar is an introduction to the principles of routine based early intervention. The focus is on teachers of the visually impaired (TVI) using routines to provide vision/sensory specific services to support families in the natural environment.

See our “Just in Time” videos and evidence-based resources on infants and toddlers with visual impairments under VIDEO TOPICS.

Complex Medical Needs Including Vision and Hearing:

Check out Kathee Scoggin’s two-part recorded training on Identifying and Supporting Young Children with Multiple Disabilities that May Include Hearing Loss and/or Vision Impairment. This training is available for clock hours.

 

Check out the family stories and resources available in English and Spanish.

For New Parents – You and Your Baby:

The Importance of Touch in Parent-Infant Bonding

As a parent and family member, you are the most significant and valuable person in your baby’s life. Your baby will come to know you by your touch. Touch is the beginning of communication and the starting point for shaping your child’s learning and development.

Versión Español de este artículo (Spanish Version)

Family Time:

Keeping It All Together

A parent shares helpful strategies for managing life when you have a child with deafblindness.

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The Importance of Communication:

Reaching for Skye

George and Christine Givens from Texas share their family’s journey in finding purpose, satisfaction, and joy with and for their daughter.

Versión Español de este artículo (Spanish Version)

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