DEC Recommended Practices are Here! PowerPoint Presentation

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Kathleen Hebbeler, ECTA Center & SRI International. Judy Swett, ECTA Center at PACER Center. Session Objectives. Share the newly revised DEC Recommended Practices. Discuss the framework and parameters that guided the development. ID: 632321

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DEC Recommended Practices are Here!

Kathleen Hebbeler, ECTA Center & SRI InternationalJudy Swett, ECTA Center at PACER Center


Session ObjectivesShare the newly revised DEC Recommended PracticesDiscuss the framework and parameters that guided the developmentDiscuss strategies for using the practices


Updating the Recommended PracticesOver the past 18 months, a 13 member Recommended Practices Commission

appointed by DEC has been working with the support of the ECTA Center to guide the revisions process. The goal of the Recommended Practices is to inform

and improve the quality of services provided to young children with or at risk of disabilities or delays and their families.


WHAT: Revision and Validation of Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended PracticesUse systematic processes to revise the practices and increase their implementation and widespread use in collaboration with ECTA

Narrow existing list of 240 practices and revise practice statements as appropriateSet of explicit parameters and criteria


HOW: Framework, Parameters, and Key Working Definitions


ParametersPopulation: young children, birth-5 (through kindergarten), who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities; not limited to those eligible for IDEA services (e.g. children with severe challenging behavior)Practices represent the “essential”, “biggest bang” or highest leverage/impact practicesPractices

represent the breadth of the topic


More ParametersPractices are observablePractices are written in active voicePractices are not disability specific

Practices can be delivered in all settings including natural/inclusive environmentsPractices should build on, but not duplicate, standards for typical early childhood settings (e.g. DAP)


Practice, practitioner, research-based practicesTopic AreasLeadershipAssessmentEnvironmentFamilyInstructionInteraction

Teaming and CollaborationTransition


HOW: Iterative Cycles

Ongoing evidence validation.


Nominating and Validating EvidenceTopic groups nominated evidence in support of revised practicesCommission, validation subgroup, and gap analysis group used systematic processes to validate that nominated evidence supported the revised practices


Practices Document


Where you can find them


How might you use them now?What would enhance your knowledge about and use of the revised practices?What kind of technical assistance would you like to see from the ECTA Center to support implementing the practices in your state?

What kinds of products would be most helpful to you and enhance application?


What Are Your Questions?Thank you!

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