What Else Will You Find in the Curriculum?
Each module contains useful links and/or supplemental materials integrated within the content pages or presented within the Toolkit.
These additions enhance the information presented throughout the curriculum, and users are strongly encouraged to explore the valuable supplements.
A Companion Workbook
A workbook containing a description of each module, learning objectives, learning activities and reflection questions is available for participants to take notes and document completion of the learning activities. Instructors can use the workbook to focus on the main learning points of each module.
An online guide for promoting healthy development
Based on the Bright Futures Well Child Care Curriculum the CPEI contains a guide for early intervention providers and families to monitor and support healthy development of infants and toddlers.
The Primer on Developmental Disabilities
A primer describing the characteristics of a variety of developmental disorders commonly seen by early intervention providers is available.
Further information about topics important to early intervention such as the Family Centered Care and Understanding IDEA are available to enhance learning.
Searchable databases on tests and tools and interventions are available in the toolkit. Over 150 tool descriptions with links to further information are contained in the Early Intervention Tests and Tools Database. The Interventions database contains descriptions, references, and links to more information to assist providers with making decisions for program planning.
Videos and Multimedia
Short expert video clips are included within the modules to enhance learning points. In addition, a listing of videos and video libraries is categorized by disability and interventions is available in the toolkit.
A glossary of terms is available for reference which contains links and resources about terms in early intervention.
A set of detailed case studies with discussion questions, learning points, and references is available and used throughout the modules to enhance application of the information in the modules. The five case studies are designed highlight issues across ages, conditions, working with families, and socioculural issues.
Throughout each module and supplemental material, links to additional on-line resources are provided. These provide users with essential information on state guidelines, research reports, checklists and other relevant web sites and electronic materials.
Video clips of experts discussing key points within the individual modules have been added to increase the diversity of learning modalities available in the curriculum.
Reflection, Activity and Questions
Throughout each module, the curricula contains reflection questions and activities to highlight learning points. Brief case scenarios are used to assist the learner in the application of learning points in real world practice.
Select materials from the curriculum can be downloaded for sharing with families. These materials include aspects of the on-line primer, key information on health and wellness and other anticipatory guidance materials.