Early Intervention Practices

Early Intervention Practices are what professionals in early intervention do with, and for, children and families to support optimal development in young children with delays and/or disabilities and family capacity to support their children. Evidence-based practices are practices that have been evaluated and proven to achieve positive outcomes for children and families. Practitioners can achieve positive outcomes for children and families by implementing evidence-based practices with fidelity. The Office of Innovative Projects provides support for evidence-based practices through guidance, professional development, and technical assistance to help service areas and ISD's implement practices. 

Resources related to early intervention practices can be found here.

  • icon Center for Early Literacy Learning
  • The Center for Early Literacy Learning promotes the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning by early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of young children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes.

  • icon CONNECT Modules
  • CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge at the Frank Porter Graham Institute. Each CONNECT Module focuses on a discrete practice in a key content area and is organized around the 5-Step Learning Cycle. The 5-Step Learning Cycle is an innovative approach to making evidence-based practice decisions. It is based on realistic problems to solve and the importance of integrating multiple perspectives and sources of evidence.