Early Intervention: Professional Development and Trainings
The New York City Early Intervention Program provides free online and in-person professional development opportunities to Early Intervention clinicians and administrators. All Early Intervention training opportunities include continuing education units (CEUs). As of July 28, 2020, the New York City Early Intervention Program became a sponsor-approved provider of continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) units. Early Intervention providers can also use the professional development training hours to fulfill annual training requirements, as specified by the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention Provider Agreement.
The NYC Bureau of Early Intervention is an approved provider of CEUs/CTLEs for:
- Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physical Therapy/Physical Therapy Assistant
- Social Work
- Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
- People with New York State professional classroom teaching certificates, educational leadership certificates or level III teaching assistant certificates
Check back here for more online professional development trainings about Early Intervention. Providers can also sign up for our mailing list by emailing EmbeddedCoaching@health.nyc.gov.
Current Web-Based NYC Early Intervention Program Free Learning Opportunities Available with CEUs/CTLEs
- Implementing Family-Centered Best Practices (Nine Contact Hours)
This online training provides information about family-centered and coaching best practices. This training is also approved by the New York Physical Therapy Association. If you would like to receive CEUs from this group, email EmbeddedCoaching@health.nyc.gov after completing this training.
- Assistive Technology through the NYC Early Intervention Program: A How-To for Assessment, Equipment Request and Selection, and Follow-Up (Six Contact Hours)
This online training is intended to support motor therapists in making decisions about the selection and use of assistive technology devices.
- Foundations of Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers (Seven Contact Hours)
The NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Health Department to provide technical assistance and training to professionals serving children ages 0-5 and their families. This work has resulted in the development of a new training series, Foundations of Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers. This series consists of three modules, which align with the recently released NYS Department of Health’s guidance document, Meeting the Social-Emotional Development Needs of Infants and Toddlers: Guidance for Early Intervention and Other Early Childhood Professionals.
- Structured Technical Assistance Professional Development Training (STA, Seven to 22 Contact Hours)
Structured Technical Assistance is an innovative professional development opportunity designed to provide clinical supervisors, quality assurance managers, service coordinators, and interventionists information and resources about best practices and a chance to earn CEU/CTLE credits. This course can also be used to meet the standards and requirements for service provision and professional development identified in state regulations and the NYS Early Intervention Provider Agreement. To learn more and to sign up, email EmbeddedCoaching@health.nyc.gov.
Other Training Resources
- State-Sponsored Trainings
The New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center is funded by the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention (BEI). The NYS BEI Provider Agreement requires that service coordination providers participate in the introductory service coordination training session sponsored by the NYS Department of Health.
- New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center