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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper



Degree Name

Early Childhood Special Education Studies: M.S.


Child and Family Studies


School of Education

First Advisor

JoAnn Johnson

Second Advisor

Marc Markell

Third Advisor

Brittany Sullivan

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

early intervention, coaching, developmental delay, routines based intervention, late talker, child abuse or neglect


Early Intervention: Reducing the Impact of Risk Factors

The purpose of this paper was to identify some of the characteristics of children who are at an increased risk for developmental delays and therefore in need of early intervention services. This paper focused on the unique characteristics of two groups of children who are at an increased risk for developmental delays, children who are victims of abuse or neglect and children who are late talkers. Finally, this paper examined barriers to accessing early intervention services and potential solutions which may increase access to early intervention for the children and families who need it most.

Early Intervention: Maximizing Developmental Outcomes Through Family-Centered Practices

The purpose of this paper was to identify highly effective and evidence-based practices that can be used by early intervention providers to maximize the benefit of interventions for children with developmental delays and their families. An area of focus was using caregiver coaching to build a caregiver’s capacity to support their child’s development. Another area of focus was using a family’s naturally occurring routines and activities as the foundation for interventions.