Future Early Interventionists


Wondering what early intervention is or what a career in early intervention may look like?  Do you have an interest in working with infants and toddlers, birth to three with disabilities and/or special needs, and their families? 

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Here you will find many valuable resources to help you get a better understanding of the role of an early interventionists and their support to the parent/caregiver in providing learning experiences that help strengthen and promote their child’s  participation in family and community life.


Considering a Career in Early Intervention? from Personnel Improvement Center.

This video from Personnel Improvement Center at NASDSE provides information about careers in early intervention, focusing on interviews with specialists themselves.


Making a Difference: Careers in Early Intervention  from Massachusetts Early Intervention Training Center provides a video that highlights career opportunities available in early intervention and can be used as a general guide for early intervention in Michigan. (Please note content in video is designed specifically for Massachusetts - eligibility requirements for Massachusetts differ from Michigan.)  The video answers the questions:

  • What is Early Intervention?
  • What do EI Specialists do?
  • How will I use my education in EI?
  • Why choose a career in EI?
  • What is the path to a career in EI?



Early Intervention Home Visits video made possible by Connecticut Birth to Three Systems provides information as to what early intervention home visits look like.  This video includes:

  • explanations about a primary provider model
  • parent coaching
  • using typical daily routines



Early Intervention Educational Slideshow provided by Nancy Eades, University of North Carolina Greensboro provides in introduction to early intervention services.


 Early On Personnel Standards (Michigan Department of Education)

Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal regulations requires states to have policies and procedures to ensure that qualified personnel are available to support the early intervention system for infants and toddlers with disabilities.  The new updated MDE OGS related memo, Personnel Standards, and FAQs released on February 4, 2015 are available here for your reference.



Michigan Early Intervention-Related Disciplines

Speech-Language Pathologists

Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA)

Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Intervention: Position Statement (AHSA)

Occupational Therapists

Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

AOTA Practice Advisory on Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention

Physical Therapists

Michigan Physical Therapy Association

APTA Fact Sheet - Natural Environments in Early Intervention Services

APTA Fact Sheet - Team-based Service Delivery Approaches in Pediatric Practice

Social Work

Michigan Chapter National Association of Social Workers


Michigan Education Association


Michigan Nurses Association


Click here for additional position statements on early intervention services and natural environments related to: (ASHA), (AOTA), (APTA), and (NASP).


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