ECI Training and Technical Assistance

Specialized Skills Training (SST) Workbook

These resources are intended to be used by Early Intervention Specialists to enhance their knowledge of Specialized Skills Training. Specialized Skills Training is the service that is exclusively provided by EISs employed by ECI programs who contract with Texas Health and Human Services to provide IDEA Part C services. Materials in the Specialized Skills Training workbook extend the knowledge of those who provide developmentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and their families. Click below to select a topic. 

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1. Infant and Toddler Brain Development
Child playing a toy piano
2. Cognitive Development
Two infants playing with each other
3. Social and Emotional Development
Post-It notes reading
4. Scaffolding
Page from ECI SST brochure
5. Service Delivery/Specialized Skills Training (SST)
File folders with a computer mouse attached to one
6. Documentation of SST

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7. SST Progress Notes
Angry baby crying
8. Challenging Behavior
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9. Challenging Behavior Resources
Baby with down syndrome sucking fingers
10. Developmental Strategies and Activities: Birth – 12 months
Mother with baby girl showing her letters of the alphabet.
11. Developmental Strategies and Activities: 12-24 months
Young girl smiling and wearing headphones
12. Developmental Strategies and Activities: 24-36 months
Overhead of boy playing with educational toys at table
13. Global Child Outcomes and IFSP Goals
Family kissing their baby girl on the cheeks.
14. Family Outcomes
Infant with a chalk-drawn graduation cap over his head being held by his mother
15. Transition and School Readiness