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Roadmap to Effective Intervention Practices

The Roadmap to Effective Intervention Practices series addresses a variety of issues that are important to the field. More syntheses will be added to this site as they become available. Copying and distribution of these documents is encouraged.

  • Screening for Social Emotional Concerns: Considerations in the Selection of Instruments Screening for Social Emotional Concerns: Considerations in the Selection of Instruments
    The purpose of this document is to provide a brief overview of the use of screening and to help administrators and teachers choose appropriate instruments for implementing a screening program (January, 2009). Trouble downloading? Read this document online
  • Screening for Social Emotional Concerns: Considerations in the Selection of Instruments Evidence-Based Social-Emotional Curricula and Intervention Packages for Children 0-5 Years and Their Families
    The second publication in the TACSEI Roadmap series provides practical guidance to early childhood special education and early intervention personnel, early educators, families, and other professionals seeking interventions to promote healthy social emotional development in young children with and without disabilities. The information in this publication can also help individuals to intervene early with young children who may already be displaying problematic social emotional behaviors (June, 2009). Trouble downloading? Read this document online
  • Promoting Social Behavior of Young Children in Group Settings: A Summary of ResearchPromoting Social Behavior of Young Children in Group Settings: A Summary of Research
    This brief synthesis provides a summary of intervention practices that are supported by empirical evidence for promoting adaptive social-emotional behavior of young children in group contexts (e.g., pre-K classrooms; child care settings). The focus of the synthesis is on toddlers and preschool children who are identified as having disabilities or who are at risk for disabilities, and who have identified problems with social-emotional behaviors (August, 2009). Trouble downloading? Read this document online
  • Technical Assistance to Promote Service and System ChangeTechnical Assistance to Promote Service and System Change
    The purpose of this TACSEI Roadmap document is to assist a range of stakeholders (e.g., early childhood service providers, parents, technical assistance providers) understand the types of TA that are most beneficial for achieving particular practice and systems outcomes. The paper explores and highlights TA strategies to initiate, implement, and sustain effective practice and systems change. The content of this Roadmap is based on a broad literature related to practice, service, and systems change, data and information related to TA across a number of domains (e.g., special education, general education, community prevention, aid for developing countries), and data and best practices related to implementation and scaling up of evidence-based practices (November, 2009). Trouble downloading? Read this document online
  • Technical Assistance to Promote Service and System ChangeFamily-Focused Interventions for Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers with or at Risk for Disabilities
    This TACSEI Roadmap considers family-focused services and practices for promoting social-emotional development of children served in Part C. Its specific focus is on interventions that influence parenting practices for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disabilities (September, 2010). Trouble downloading? Read this document online
  • Technical Assistance to Promote Service and System ChangeRoad Map to Statewide Implementation of the Pyramid Model
    This document is a guide for implementing widespread use of the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. It is a road map of systems change. The Road Map is written for statewide systems change, although it could be used for regions within a state or even for a large metropolitan area, as long as the administrative authority enables the necessary policy statements and resource allocations. (March, 2014).
  • Technical Assistance to Promote Service and System ChangeData Decision-Making and Program-Wide Implementation of the Pyramid Model
    The TACSEI Roadmap on Data Decision-Making and Program-Wide Implementation of the Pyramid Model provides programs with guidance on how to collect and use data to ensure the implementation of the Pyramid Model with fidelity and decision-making that improves the provision of implementation supports, delivery of effective intervention, and the promotion of meaningful child outcomes. The roadmap was developed through the contributions and knowledge of multiple faculty members working with the Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI). Their efforts to develop meaningful measures and data decision-making tools were conducted in partnership with the numerous demonstration sites, programs, coaches, and state leadership teams within CSEFEL and TACSEI states. This document reflects over a decade of collective effort to identify or develop data decision-making tools that were useful, efficient, and reliable. (March, 2014).