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What We've Learned about Autism Spectrum Disorder CDC is part of a large group of public and private organizations working to better understand Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This website offers an overview of the current information surrounding autism prevalence, risk factors, and early signs. Website
What You Need to Know: Early Intervention Babies have many new skills to learn – lifting their heads, sitting up and saying their first words! Parents, grandparents, other family members and early care and education professionals sometimes have concerns about a child’s development. To learn more about early intervention services check out Document
What Your Baby's Smile Can Tell You About Her/His Development Infants’ earliest grins are a primitive impulse but become a communication tool; know the types of baby smiles Starting nearly from birth, infants' ethereal grins provide a window into their social and emotional development, researchers say. And the responses those enchanting and goofy expressions elicit can help program babies' brains for a lifetime of social interactions. Document
When Biting Happens: Strategies for Staff, Children, and Parents This info module explores the reasons that children bite and strategies for prevention and intervention. Info Module
When Concerns Arise: Answering the Common Questions Providers Have When They Have a Concern About a Child's Development Join our guest host, May Lee Yang as she shares in Hmong the answers to three of the most common questions asked when there is a concern about a child’s development. May will share the steps that are essential to create a positive conversation with families as well as tips for setting up the conversation using observation and documentation. Podcast
When Concerns Arise: What are Red Flags for Developmental Concerns? (Part Two) In part two of this series on developmental concerns, we will define what a red flag means as we observe a child’s development. Is it one behavior or a cluster of behaviors? In addition, we will discuss the impact culture may have on developmental milestones as we consider red flags for developmental concerns. Our inclusion consultant, Priscilla Weigel, will share examples from her work with young children. Podcast
When Concerns Arise: Why Developmental Milestones are Important (Part One) In this series on developmental concerns, we begin by looking at typical developmental milestones as guideposts for understanding how children develop their social, emotional, language, physical, and cognitive skills. Why is this important to the early childhood practitioner? What do we need to know in order to provide developmentally appropriate care? Podcast
When It Comes to Infant Language Development, Not All Toys Are Created Equal What role do toys play in language learning? Can something as simple as the type of toy an infant plays with affect language development? The answer appears to be yes. At least, that?s the conclusion of a new study(http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2478386) published in JAMA Pediatrics examining the type of toy used by infants during play and the quantity and quality of parent-child communication the toys encourage. Document
When Kids Won't Cooperate: Give Choices Giving choices may be the single most useful tool early care and education professionals and parents have for managing life with young children. It really is almost a magic wand, at least until children are about five. Document
When Things Aren't Perfect: Caring for Yourself and Your Children The human body is designed to handle some stress. Some stress, like the first day of kindergarten or working on a big school project, can actually be positive and help kids develop resilience. Resilience means being able to adapt and cope with stress in a way that helps you get better at handling stressful situations in the future. Document