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Early intervention is a system of services that help babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.

Early intervention focuses on helping babies and toddlers learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life such as:

  • – Physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking);
  • – Cognitive (thinking, learning, and problem solving);
  • – Communication, (talking, listening, and understanding);
  • – Social/emotional (playing, feeling secure, and happy); and
  • – Self-help (eating and dressing).
Quote image "All student should have the opportunity to receive literacy instruction in a way that is meaningful for them."-Keefe & Copeland

Resources from the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention

The Backpack Connection Series is a group of handouts produced by the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention. They provide tips for parents and teachers to help children with their social emotional development. Please click the thumbnail pictures below to view each Backpack series handout.

These pamphlets and many other resources are available from the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention at this address: http://www.challengingbehavior.org.

Resources from the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning:

Reprinted with permission from the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of CSEFEL resources for training or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or direct commercial advantage.