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There are may local, state and national resources available that promote the advocacy of children with possible developmental delays and the opportunities/services, and rights available to them and their families.


It is WV Birth to Three's goal to provide parents and professionals with resources that can assist them in providing outstanding care for their children with development delays.

Child Health and Development

Disabilities

Family Resources

Research to Practice

Identifying and Serving Young Children and their Families: Vulnerable Populations (NECTAC Conference Call Series)
    Call #1: Part C Standards of Practice in Response to CAPTA
    Call #2: Developmental Profiles of Maltreated Infants and Toddlers
Let's Play! Projects - University of Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology
Nationally Validated Transition Practices

70 new practice guides from the Center on Early Literacy and Learning - infant through preschool

The Center for Early Literacy Learning is pleased to announce the publication of 70 new practice guides on their website, www.earlyliteracylearning.org. These practice guides were prepared to help practitioners and parents promote the early and emergent literacy skills of young children with disabilities or delays. The practice guides are organized by the child's age and the type of literacy skill. There are 31 infant, 22 toddler, and 17 preschool practice guides that can be printed and used by parents or practitioners.

Dual Language Learners in Early Care and Education Settings PDF

An increasing number of children are exposed to more than one language right from birth. Dual language learning has many benefits including stronger connections to family, culture, and community. This tip sheet provides ideas for ways professionals working with very young children can support dual language learners. Learn how to incorporate play, gestures, and repetition into your work with children and families.

Positive Behavior Support

Individualized Positive Behavior Support, referred to as Positive Behavior Support throughout this website, is a process for understanding and resolving the problem behavior of children that is based on values and empirical research. It offers an approach for developing an understanding of why the child engages in problem behavior and strategies for preventing the occurrence of problem behavior while teaching the child new skills. Positive behavior support offers a holistic approach that considers all factors that have an impact on a child and the child’s behavior. It can be used to address problem behaviors that range from aggression, tantrums, and property destruction to social withdrawal.

State and National Resources

Vision/Hearing Impairment