Early Intervention

Supporting and coaching families to help their children learn and grow

Using Technology to Enhance Early Intervention Practices in Ohio
Produced in partnership with families and practitioners in Ohio, the videos on this page illustrate how video, video conferencing, and related technologies can improve access to, and the quality of, supports for families as well as better enable teams to practice evidence-based early intervention services.

Help Me Grow Early Intervention is offered to families of children from birth up to the age of three and is designed to help families help their children learn and grow. Once a child is eligible for EI, a team supports the family and helps with developmental concerns such as:

· How your child learns
· How your child lets you know what he/she wants and needs
· How your child interacts with others
· How your child moves and uses his/her hands
· How your child uses everyday skills

Eligibility is determined from the results of evaluations and assessments completed by the parent(s) and team members. Children with certain medical conditions are automatically eligible for EI supports.

To make a referral to Help Me Grow Early Intervention call toll-free 800-755-4769 or local: 740-371-3322.

To refer on the web, visit Ohioearlyintervention.org/referral 

An Overview of Using Technology to Support Families in Early Intervention (6:54)
This video provides on overview to the series of videos on this page. Holly, the administrator of three early intervention teams, describes the decision to use technology and illustrates the many ways that her program is using technology to expand services and better support families.



Using Video to Enhance Play, Communication, and Relationships (4:20)
Aimee, a developmental specialist, illustrates how she shares video that she recorded at a previous home visit with Amanda, Autumn’s mother for reflection and planning. Both Aimee and Amanda describe the benefits of watching and reflecting on the videos.



Using Instant Messaging and Video for Just-In-Time Support (4:31)
Lauren, a parent, and Ginger, her daughter’s speech-language pathologist, illustrate how Lauren shares video with Ginger via text messaging for “just-in-time” feedback and coaching.



Using Video and Video Conferencing to Enable Team Meetings over Distances (6:35)
This video illustrates a number of ways that video and video conferencing are being used to enhance supports for families and team functioning.



Using Facetime to Enhance Team Collaboration (4:50)
Kate, a physical therapist, and Lori, a developmental specialist, illustrate how video conferencing is being used to help practitioners who work in different locations better collaborate to support families.



A Virtual Home Visit with Liam’s Family (5:51)
This video illustrates how Jaime, a speech-language pathologist, makes a virtual home visit from her office to join Beth, her son Liam, and Peggy, a developmental specialist.



A Virtual Home Visit With Straton's Family (18:24)
This video illustrates how Kate, a physical therapist, makes a virtual home visit from her office to join Tammy, her son Straton, and Peggy, a developmental specialist.



Using Video as a Foundation for Reflective Supervision (5:51)
Jaime, a speech-language pathologist, and BJ, her supervisor, illustrate how they use video as a foundation for reflective supervision. BJ and Jaime review and reflect on a video that Jaime shared of a virtual home visit to better support Jaime’s coaching practices.