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. In addition, all the NYC Early Intervention Program’s Professional Development covers the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention’s Competency Areas for the Delivery of Evidence-Based Evaluations and Services in the New York State Early Intervention Program.

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

NYC Early Intervention Online Trainings

Disclaimer: The Early Intervention online learning management system is hosted by a third-party vendor. To access the online system, you will need to leave the NYC Department of Health website. The online system offers web-based learning opportunities to providers of Early Intervention services in New York City.

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)
    One of the main goals in early intervention is to help parents and caregivers learn new ways to help their children develop. This online training provides information about family-centered and coaching best practices.

  • 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.

  • Appropriate Evaluations for Early Intervention (Eight Contact Hours )
    To improve the quality of evaluations that are submitted to the NYC BEI by providing training on how to conduct culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluations across disciplines. This will enable evaluators to make appropriate eligibility determinations to identify which children should receive services to address their unique needs. It is recommended that this training is taken over the course of several sessions to better understand and retain the information.

  • The Transition from the Early Intervention Program: Supporting Families (Five Contact Hours)
    To provide service coordinators with the background, information and tools needed to effectively support families through the transition process from the early intervention program.

  • Any questions about the NYC BEI learning management system, email EmbeddedCoaching@health.nyc.gov.

  • The New York City BEI – Hunter College Service Coordination Professional Development Institute (SCPDI)
    The SCPDI provides free synchronous, remote trainings that cover evidence-based family-centered best practices, culturally relevant service coordination, engaging and retaining EI families, empowering families of special needs children, advanced service coordination supervision, reflective supervision, and the integration of natural environments, best practices and the creation of functional outcomes. Service coordinators, early interventionists across disciplines, supervisors, and quality assurance managers are invited to participate because the topics are relevant to all EI professionals working with families. SCPDI trainings cover the knowledge and skill areas described in the Competency Areas for the Delivery of Evidence-Based Evaluations and Services in the New York State Early Intervention Program.

  • 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 early intervention evidence-based best practices and the NY SDOH competencies that apply across all disciplines while earning CEU/CTLE credits to maintain professional licenses and certifications . 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

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