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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).

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.

Partnering with Your Child’s HEALTH PLAN

Partnering with Your Child’s HEALTH PLAN

Families of Children/Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) play a critical role in
partnering with their child’s provider. Families observe and monitor their child’s health. They learn more about their child’s
condition. They share their knowledge. They provide health care services themselves—as directed by doctors. They often
coordinate their child’s health care among several providers. Through these experiences, a family member becomes a key partner.
They learn what works and doesn’t work with services and policies.