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WVBTT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

There are many 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.

Autism Awareness

Hearing

WV Resource Guide for Families of Young Children Birth to Five with Hearing Loss PDF

Monitoring Your Baby’s Hearing PDF new

Role of the Hearing Specialist PDF

Early Warning Signs for Hearing LossPDF

Risk Factors for Delayed Onset of Hearing Loss PDF

WV Newborn Hearing Screening Provider by City PDF

WV Directory Newborn Hearing Screening Providers PDF

WV BTT Audiological Hearing Evaluation/Services Vendors

WV Resources for Serving Infants and Toddlers with Hearing Loss PDF

Routines: Context For Learning PDF

WV Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

WV Hands & Voices


Hands and Voices - Communication Choices and Decision Making


Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children
with Hearing Loss-U.S. Department of Education


Baby Hearing
: Helping Baby Adjust to Hearing Aids

Hearing First: Learning and Growing

Hearing Loss in Children


Learn How to Converse Comfortably and Correctly in True ASL


Beginnings: Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss


National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)


Two Deaf Women Show Us Bilingualism At Its Finest
(YOU TUBE VIDEO)

Read with Me: Stories for Your Deaf Child

Sign with Me: A Family Sign Language Curriculum

Sign It - American Sign Language Made Easy - Online Class

The Luke Lee Listening Language and Learning Lab (The “L”)

The “L” at Marshall University, provides services to children from infants to toddlers to preschoolers to school-age to achieve a listening and spoken language outcome.

Year 2019 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs PDF

Vision

Early Warning Signs for Vision Loss PDF

Role of the Vision Specialist PDF

WV Resources for Serving Infants and Toddlers with Vision Loss PDF

West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

American Foundation for the Blind

Family Connect – For Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

WV Department of Education - CVI Training Materials

InfantSEE
- No-Cost eye assessments for infants 6-12 months-Under this program, participating doctors of optometry provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between six and 12 months of age free of charge regardless of family income or access to insurance coverage. Find a participating provider near you and schedule your baby's InfantSEE assessment today!

National Eye Institute
– Research Today…Vision Tomorrow

Combined Hearing & Vision Loss

WVSDB Outreach

WVSDB provides a comprehensive early intervention program for infants and toddlers with a vision or hearing loss. These specialists work collaboratively with the West Virginia Birth to Three Program

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind (WVSDB)

The WVSDB is a state-funded residential school that provides education and supportive services to deaf and hard of hearing and blind and partially sighted children of West Virginia.

WV Department of Education – Early Intervention: Early Interactions with Children Who are Deaf-Blind

The Sooner The Better - A Framework for Training Early Intervention Practitioners on Deaf-Blindness

WV Department of Education – Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

NORD is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.

The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation

CHARGE syndrome is a disorder that affects many areas of the body. CHARGE is an abbreviation for several of the features common in the disorder: coloboma, heart defects, atresia choanae (also known as choanal atresia), growth retardation, genital abnormalities, and ear abnormalities. The pattern of malformations varies among individuals with this disorder, and the multiple health problems can be life-threatening in infancy. Affected individuals usually have several major characteristics or a combination of major and minor characteristics.

CHARGE Syndrome Fact Sheet

A Tool for Identifying Vision and Hearing Loss in Children with Multiple Disabilities PDF

Child Health and Development

Baby Brain Map – Zero to Three

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library new

Early Learning - Zero to Three

ON THE MOVE: The Power of Movement in Your Child's First Three
Years - Zero to Three


From Baby to Big Kid - How children learn and grow from birth to 3 years


Healthy Kids WV: Child Care Nurse Health Consultant Newsletters


Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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.

 

Research to Practice - Promoting Social Emotional Development

Building positive relationships with Young Children

Parent modules from Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Making Meaningful Connections: Child Abuse and Neglect


Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect


WV Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association


WV Violence & Injury Prevention Program: Child Abuse & Neglect

Language and Communication - Zero to Three

Babies communicate from day one by using gestures, sounds and expressions to share feelings and needs like hunger, sleepiness, or joy.

Even before their first words they will develop their own unique ways of communicating with you. Learn more about how language development unfolds.


Early Development & Well-Being - Zero to Three

The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. Learn how the earliest relationships with caregivers can promote healthy brain development, how young children build social and emotional skills, and ways you can support language and literacy development starting from birth.

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 Resources

National Resources

WV Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association

Early Development & Well-Being - Zero to Three

The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. Learn how the earliest relationships with caregivers can promote healthy brain development, how young children build social and emotional skills, and ways you can support language and literacy development starting from birth.

Language and Communication - Zero to Three

Babies communicate from day one by using gestures, sounds and expressions to share feelings and needs like hunger, sleepiness, or joy.
Even before their first words they will develop their own unique ways of communicating with you. Learn more about how language development unfolds.

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.