Early ECHO

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.

Early Echo Logo

Contact Us

Phone: (435) 797-7165
Email: EarlyECHO@usu.edu

Register for Early ECHO Session Recordings

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

Topics will include early childhood and early intervention, hearing loss, virtual home visits, service coordination, routine-based intervention, coaching families, and more. 

Sessions will be held the 1st Wednesday of each month, 12:00 to 1:30 PM MST via Zoom video conferencing technology.