Service Guidelines

State early intervention and early childhood agencies and professional associations often release guidelines to inform providers and families about best practices for young children. Below are links to these various guidelines to use as resources.

Districit of Columbia

The Office of State Superitendent of Edcuation has standards and guidelines to promote best practices in the early childhood learning and early intervention systems. ning

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General Service Guidelines

Other States

New York Early Intervention Program Guidance and Clinic Practice Guidelines
The early intervention program in New York state has a set of guidelines in English and Spanish that offer recomemndations for effective practices in assessment and intervention for young children (0-3 years).
Autism/Pervative Developmental Disorders
Communication Disorders
Down Syndrome
Hearing Loss
Motor Disorders
Vision Impairment

National Guidelines Clearninghouse

Professional Associations

American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics (APTA)
Clinical Practice Guidelines- link to the guidelines available on congenital muscular torticollis, fitness, neonatal physical therapy, and cerebral palsy.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Early Childhood: Birth through 5 Years
Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Intervention for Children and Youth

American Speech-Language Pathology Association (ASHA)
Clinical Practice Guidelines - guidelines for working with children with autism spectrum disorders, hearing detection,

Division of Early Childhood (DEC)
Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education 2014 Update

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
Position Papers and Guides- information about the use and decision making about assistive technology devices