Supporting and coaching families
Early Intervention (EI) is a statewide system that provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of three with developmental delays or disabilities. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. Click on this video to learn more about how Early Intervention can work for your family.
To submit a referral online, click here: https://ohioearlyintervention.org/referral
To speak to a local EI representative, call 740-699-1327.
Click on the links below to learn more about Early Intervention and the supports available.
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.
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.