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Video Series: Use of Technology with Evidence Based Early Intervention

The Ohio Association of County Boards of DD, a grantee of the Ohio DD Council, has produced in partnership with families and practitioners in Ohio, a video series about the use of technology with evidence based early intervention. These eight videos illustrate how video, video conferencing, and related technologies can improve access to, and the quality of, supports for families as well as better enable teams to practice evidence-based early intervention services. The videos cover the following topics. It is recommended that you watch the videos in this order:

  1. An Overview of Using Technology to Support Families in Early Intervention
  2. Using Video to Enhance Play, Communication, and Relationships
  3. Using Instant Messaging and Video for Just-In-Time Support
  4. Using Video and Video Conferencing to Enable Team Meetings over Distances
  5. Using Facetime to Enhance Team Collaboration
  6. A Virtual Home Visit with Liam's Family
  7. A Virtual Co-Visit with Straton's Family
  8. Using Video as a Foundation for Reflective Supervision

The purpose of the grant, called "Ohio Statewide System of Service for Early Intervention," was to assist 150 Part C eligible children and their families in three areas of Ohio to access and receive quality early intervention services regardless of where families reside.

Each video is available below. You can also view them on the Ohio DD Council YouTube channel.


Video #1: An Overview of Using Technology to Support Families in Early Intervention

This video provides an overview to the series of videos on this page. Holly, the administrator of three early intervention teams, describes the decision to use technology and illustrates the many ways that her program is using technology to expand services and better support families.


Video #2: Using Video to Enhance Play, Communication, and Relationships

Aimee, a developmental specialist, illustrates how she shares video that she recorded at a previous home visit with Amanda, Autumn’s mother for reflection and planning. Both Aimee and Amanda describe the benefits of watching and reflecting on the videos.


Video #3: Using Instant Messaging and Video for Just-In-Time Support

Lauren, a parent, and Ginger, her daughter’s speech-language pathologist, illustrate how Lauren shares video with Ginger via text messaging for “just-in-time” feedback and coaching.


Video #4: Using Video and Video Conferencing to Enable Team Meetings over Distances

This video illustrates a number of ways that video and video conferencing are being used to enhance supports for families and team functioning.


Video #5: Using Facetime to Enhance Team Collaboration

Kate, a physical therapist, and Lori, a developmental specialist, illustrate how video conferencing is being used to help practitioners who work in different locations better collaborate to support families.


Video #6: A Virtual Home Visit with Liam's Family

This video illustrates how Jaime, a speech-language pathologist, makes a virtual home visit from her office to join Beth, her son Liam, and Peggy, a developmental specialist.


Video #7: A Virtual Co-Visit with Straton's Family

This video illustrates how Kate, a physical therapist, makes a virtual home visit from her office to join Tammy, her son Straton, and Peggy, a developmental specialist.


Video #8: Using Video as a Foundation for Reflective Supervision

Jaime, a speech-language pathologist, and BJ, her supervisor, illustrate how they use video as a foundation for reflective supervision. BJ and Jaime review and reflect on a video that Jaime shared of a virtual home visit to better support Jaime’s coaching practices.