Early Intervention Program Archive to Reduce Developmental Disability

The Early Intervention Program Archive to Reduce Developmental Disability, funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, is a collection of programs demonstrated to improve cognitive-language and/or social-emotional outcomes among children ages 0 to 5 with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Programs in the collection were selected by a panel of leading scientists in the field of early intervention based on research evidence of program effectiveness, and are appropriate for use in child center, home, school and medical settings.

Each program package includes a program summary, an Early Intervention Evidence-Based Practice Resource Guide, and original program materials including curricula and manuals. Any materials unable to be digitized are available for purchase. The complete sample program The Outcome is provided below.

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The OUTCOME: An Early Intervention for Children Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine

This program supports parents and educators to facilitate positive developmental outcomes for infants and toddlers prenatally exposed to drugs. The OUTCOME curriculum contains more than 400 age-appropriate activities covering six developmental areas: cognitive, behavior/emotional, self-help, language, fine motor, and gross motor.

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The ABECEDARIAN Approach: Teaching and Learning Strategies For Early Childhood Education

The ABECEDARIAN Approach is a combination of teaching and learning enrichment strategies that consists of: conversational reading, language priority, enriched caregiving and The Creative Curriculum® LearningGames®. The ABECEDARIAN Approach can be readily adapted for use in a wide variety of early childhood settings including child development centers, family child care homes, home visitation, Early Head Start, Head Start, and early intervention programs that serve children with special needs.

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The Brookline Early Education Project (BEEP)

This comprehensive birth-to-kindergarten program combines child health monitoring services and education programs for parents and children, with the goal of improving children's functioning in school. BEEP consists of three components: 1) parent education and support program, 2) child education program, and 3) health and development monitoring.

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The ELD Treatment Program: An Early Intervention for Children with Early Expressive Language Delay

Specific expressive language delay (ELD) is an early childhood condition characterized by a substantial delay in a child's development of spoken language relative to receptive language skills and non-verbal intelligence. This home- and clinic-based intervention trains parents of young children diagnosed with ELD, with skills to improve their child's expressive language abilities. The program consists of seven 30-minute training sessions, in which parents receive training on seven language therapy skills.

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The Infant Health and Development Program: An Early Intervention Program for Low Birth Weight Premature Infants

This program was developed to enhance the cognitive, behavioral, and health status of low birth weight, premature infants. From birth to age 3, children and families receive: 1) pediatric follow-up, 2) home visits, 3) parent support groups, and 4) a systematic educational program provided in specialized child developmental centers utilizing the principles of the Abecedarian Approach.

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Infant Stimulation and Physical Therapy: An Early Intervention for Children with Spastic Diplegia

This yearlong program addresses both cognitive and motor developmental areas for children with mild to severe spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. The program incorporates an infant stimulation curriculum based on the Abecedarian approach in combination with neurodevelopmental physical therapy.

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Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) I & II: A Responsive Parenting Program for Parents of Infants and Toddlers

This home visiting intervention for parents of infants and toddlers teaches parents responsive parenting skills to support their child's social-emotional, cognitive, and language development. The parent learns specific behaviors that help her tune into her child, respond in a sensitive and contingent manner, provide appropriate cognitive and language stimulation, and manage behavior and discipline in a positive, developmentally appropriate manner.