Early Intervention (EIPARDD)

The Early Intervention Program Archive to Reduce Developmental Disability (EIPARDD), funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, is a collection of programs demonstrated to improve cognitive-language and/or social-emotional outcomes among children ages 0 to 5 with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Programs in the collection were selected by a panel of leading scientists in the field of early intervention based on research evidence of program effectiveness.

Each program package includes:

  • Original program materials such as curricula, manuals, and DVDs
  • A Program Summary that provides a general overview of the program and how it has demonstrated positive impacts on child developmental outcomes
  • An Early Intervention Evidence-Based Practice Resource Guide which features practical tips and resources designed to assist early intervention professionals and organizations to select, adopt and implement evidence-based practices
  • One year free technical support

Individual Programs in the Early Intervention Collection

The Abecedarian Approach

The Abecedarian Approach: Teaching and Learning Strategies For Early Childhood Education
The Abecedarian Approach is a combination of teaching and learning enrichment strategies that consists of: conversational reading, language priority, enriched caregiving and The Creative Curriculum® LearningGames®. The Abecedarian Approach can be readily adapted for use in a wide variety of early childhood settings including child development centers, family child care homes, home visitation, Early Head Start, Head Start, and early intervention programs that serve children with special needs.
Formats: Hardcopy Kit ($350)
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The Brookline Early Education Project (BEEP)

The Brookline Early Education Project (BEEP): A Comprehensive Birth-to-Kindergarten Program for Children and Their Parents
This comprehensive birth-to-kindergarten program combines child health monitoring services and education programs for parents and children, with the goal of improving children's functioning in school. BEEP consists of three components: 1) parent education and support program, 2) child education program, and 3) health and development monitoring.
Formats: Hardcopy Kit ($200)
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The ELD Treatment Program: An Early Intervention for Children with Early Expressive Language Delay
Specific expressive language delay (ELD) is an early childhood condition characterized by a substantial delay in a child's development of spoken language relative to receptive language skills and non-verbal intelligence. This home- and clinic-based intervention trains parents of young children diagnosed with ELD, with skills to improve their child's expressive language abilities. The program consists of seven 30-minute training sessions, in which parents receive training on seven language therapy skills.
Formats: Hardcopy Kit ($115)
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The Infant Health and Development Program: An Early Intervention Program for Low Birth Weight Premature Infants
This program was developed to enhance the cognitive, behavioral, and health status of low birth weight, premature infants. From birth to age 3, children and families receive: 1) pediatric follow-up, 2) home visits, 3) parent support groups, and 4) a systematic educational program provided in specialized child developmental centers utilizing the principles of the Abecedarian Approach.
Formats: Hardcopy Kit ($330)
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Infant Stimulation and Physical Therapy: An Early Intervention for Children with Spastic Diplegia
This yearlong program addresses both cognitive and motor developmental areas for children with mild to severe spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. The program incorporates an infant stimulation curriculum based on the Abecedarian approach in combination with neurodevelopmental physical therapy.
Formats: Hardcopy Kit ($310)
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Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) I & II: A Responsive Parenting Program for Parents of Infants and Toddlers
This home visiting intervention for parents of infants and toddlers teaches parents responsive parenting skills to support their child's social-emotional, cognitive, and language development. The parent learns specific behaviors that help her tune into her child, respond in a sensitive and contingent manner, provide appropriate cognitive and language stimulation, and manage behavior and discipline in a positive, developmentally appropriate manner.
Formats: Hardcopy Kit ($220-$485)
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Abecedarian Cover

Abecedarian: The Ideas, the Approach, and the Findings
Written by renowned child development researchers Craig T. Ramey, Joseph Sparling, and Sharon Ramey, this book provides early childhood professionals with a comprehensive guide on how to adapt and use the Abecedarian Approach within center-based care, home visiting programs, family day homes, and pre-K settings. It can be purchased separately or as part of the following programs utilizing the principles of the Abecedarian Approach: Infant Stimulation and Physical Therapy; The Infant Health and Development Program and the Abecedarian.
Formats: Softcover book ($59.95), Kindle ($39.95)
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