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Measurement Incorporated is accredited as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education and Training by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation,

Measurement Inc. has demonstrated compliance with the IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.
 

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience.
 

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are recognized by a wide range of organizations, including professional associations, regulatory boards, and universities.
 

Although IACET CEUs are widely accepted, it is up to each organization to determine whether or not it will accept them.

We are pleased to offer the IACET CEUs to our colleagues in the field of Early Intervention.

Welcome to the New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center!

The New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center is sponsored by Measurement Incorporated with funding from the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention. Our mission is to improve outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in New York State's Early Intervention program through access to qualified personnel.  Our goal is to provide you with high quality online training on approved early intervention topics relevant to your work with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

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Family-Directed Assessment in the Early Intervention Program – 4 hours (0.4 CEUs)

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and resources they need to explain the family-directed assessment to the families with whom they work to encourage family participation. Early intervention providers with the responsibility to conduct family-directed assessments as part of the multidisciplinary evaluation will gain knowledge regarding the tools and strategies they can use to collect/gather information for the family-directed assessment. Additionally, this course will provide federal and State resources to support early intervention service coordinators and providers in making appropriate referrals (both within and outside of the EIP) for the families with whom they work, as needed. Participants will gain knowledge of the family-directed assessment as a component of the multidisciplinary evaluation (MDE) and the regulatory requirements and responsibilities involved.

 

The purpose of the course is to:

  • Provide clarification of the roles EIP approved evaluators, service coordinators, and parents have as part of the family-directed assessment

  • Explain what the family-directed assessment is and how to encourage families to participate in the family-directed assessment

  • Identify the process of gathering information for the family-directed assessment

  • Review procedures for assessments and evaluations

  • Identify how to develop family-centered Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) outcomes using information gathered from the family-directed assessment

 

Participants who successfully complete this course will earn 4 professional development hours, which can be used one time only towards the annual professional development requirements, as outlined in the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention Provider Agreement. Additionally, 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded with full completion of this course (4 contact hours/0.4 credits).

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Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center