Early ECHO is a knowledge-sharing, virtual learning community of practice for Part C early interventionists from Mountain West regional states (Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota). Early Childhood ECHO increases the capacity of early childhood professionals to identify and implement best practices in areas that include early literacy, transitions, behavior support and identification, and referral detection. Network participants include case managers/family service coordinators, general educators, home daycare providers, paraeducators, related service providers (OTs, PT, SLPs, etc.), school administrators, school directors, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, special educators, state agency staff and all others interested in improving outcomes for students in the early childhood setting.
FREE monthly professional development for Early childhood workforce, early childcare providers, early intervention, Early Head Start and Head Start teams, developmental specialists, early childhood special educators, service coordinators, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists.
|Session Date||Expert Presenter||Topic|
|January 5, 2022||Shelby Clark||The Importance of Functional Communication|
|February 2, 2022||Curt Phillips||Physical Therapy Considerations in Common Pediatric Conditions|
|March 2, 2022||Dr. Tom Higbee||Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum|
|April 6, 2022||Kriste Weese||Genetics and Impact During Early Intervention|
|May 4, 2022||Lauren Ayala||Early Identification of Cerebral Palsy|
|June 1, 2022||Sydney Abbott, MS.RD||Nutritional Considerations of Early Childhood|
|July 6, 2022||Denise Johnson||Vision Impairments|
|August 3, 2022||Page Maughan||Apxria|
|September 7, 2022||Kevin Baird||Newborn Hearing Screening|
|October 5, 2022||Dana Childress||Adult Learning Principles Every Early Interventionist Should Know|
|November 2, 2022||Ty Aller||Dad Involvement in Early Childhood Development|
|December 7, 2022||TBA||TBA|
Sessions will be held the 1st Wednesday of each month, 12:00 to 1:30 PM MST via Zoom video conferencing technology.