Improved Family Connections via Tele-Intervention
Can face-to-face intervention services for young children be replaced with tele-intervention? YES. Can remote services result in language development outcomes as good or BETTER than face to face services. YES! There are resources available to assist any interventionist in providing high quality services via tele-intervention. These techniques can help us all connect with families in a meaningful, and perhaps more effective manner.
The centerpiece of Part C Early Intervention services is that they occur, to the maximum extent possible, in natural environments or settings that are typical for a same-aged infant or toddler without a disability. Having a parent at home full-time with an infant or toddler is no longer a societal norm. Early interventionists often struggle to find a time in the schedule of a busy family with working parents to provide early intervention services. In present times, with parents who are Millennials and widespread communication via media devices, there may be little familiarity in inviting someone into your home to exchange information.
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