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6 Adult Learning Principles Every Early Interventionist Should Know



Child development, Coffee Chat, Early intervention, Family engagement, Professional development, Special education

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Dana C. Childress, Ph.D.



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6 Adult Learning Principles Every Early Interventionist Should Know

Presented by: Dana C. Childress, Ph.D.

Age range: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Who this chat is for: Early interventionists, home visitors, early childhood/early childhood special education professionals who support families during home visits

Join Dana Childress, Ph.D., an early intervention professional development consultant at the Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center and author of Pause and Reflect: Your Guide to a Deeper Understanding of Early Intervention Practice, for an introduction to the six early intervention adult learning principles that service providers can use to support caregiver learning during visits with families. Strategies for implementing these principles during balanced intervention visits will also be highlighted.


  • Identify 6 early intervention adult learning principles
  • Identify 1-2 strategies for integrating each principle into your work
  • Recognize the importance of balancing your energy during early intervention visits with families to support caregiver and child learning
  • Reflect on how those principles and strategies could be implemented in your work using a new self-assessment tool
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