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Early Intervention refers to the services provided for children at birth to 3 years of age when the child exhibits deficits in the areas of hearing, language development, play and socialization skills, and oral motor and feeding development. These children may or may not have birth defects or health issues related to deficits warranting SLP or other early intervention services.
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1. I Hear Ewe (Free)
2. Peekaboo Kids (Free)
3. Early Words with Splingo ($2.99)
4. Baby Tap App (Free)
5. Doodle Buddy (Free)
6. Toddler Jukebox (Free)
7. Baby Beats (Free)
8. Tali Train (Free)
9. Peekaboo Barn
10. Road Trip
List Adapted from SpeechInspired.com (2012)
HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD BABY BOOK
A good baby book – or any book, for that matter – is not always easy to choose and depends on the child’s knowledge and experience of the world. Reading to a child is always important, and especially so for children who have deficits in the various areas of early intervention. I love to choose books that are culturally conversational or at least offer the child a view of a character that looks like him or her. I choose books that allow me to be very repetitive, whether with the same word or item, or that I can use my own ad-lib (i.e. NOT NICE!) I tend to avoid books that don’t give any human representation, even if the “humanly” character is an animal or a monster. Colors are always important. For a child this age, wordiness (especially big words that are hard to imitate!) is not necessary or helpful. A book that can attach itself to a diverse set of goals, is sturdy, and has more pictures than words is a GOOD early intervention book.
Early intervention books
Pediatric Feeding in Early Intervention
FIRST BITE Podcast
Happy Mealtime Happy Kids, Infant Feeding Skills, and Acid Reflux in Pediatric Feeding with THERAPY PLAYGROUND
So you want to be a pediatric feeding specialist – Swallow Your Pride 143
Zero to Three
EI on the Fly
Strength in Words
The Working Therapist
One Together Early Intervention
The Untethered Podcast with Hallie Bulkin
BLOG & SOCIAL
ALL 4 MY CHILD
Busy Bee Speech
Autism Resources and Community
Play on Words
The Speech Guy
Super Power Speech
Mommy Speech Therapy
List from Therapy Source Staffing Solutions
Smart Speech Therapy: Early Intervention Assessments (See previous posts)
PLS-5 is standardized for testing receptive and expressive language in children from ages birth through 7:11. Provides both norm-referenced and criterion referenced scores.
Rosetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale is standardized for testing preverbal and non-verbal language for birth to 3 age group. It provides criterion referenced scores.
REEL-3 (Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Test) is standardized for identification of receptive and expressive language deficits in the birth to 3 age group. Based on caregiver interview. Provides norm-referenced standard scores. New Edition Available (2020).
LUI (Language Use Inventory) is standardized for evaluation of spoken language in a wide range of settings for various skills in children 18-47 months. Scores are norm-referenced.
DAYC-2 (Developmental Assessment of Young Children) is standardized for measurement of five developmental areas (cognition, communication, adaptive behavior, social-emotional behavior, and physical development) for children birth to 5 years old. Scores are norm-referenced.
Responsive Feeding: Together at the Table Presenters: Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L; Stephanie Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
Improving Pediatric Feeding Assessment Skills Five Part Series Presenter: Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Paediatric Feeding and Swallowing Education (PFASE)
Get Permission Approach by Marsha Dunn Klein
Pesi – Complex Feeding Problems by Ms. Hunt, OT
My Munch Bug – Melanie Potock
The AUDacity of Listening: Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss Presenter: K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
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