TRIAD Early Intervention Toddler Talks: Regional Learning Communities for Early Intervention Professionals

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will facilitate 8 sessions of virtual professional development designed specifically for Early Intervention providers in Middle and West Tennessee who directly serve young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related developmental delays/disorders. The purpose of the Early Intervention Toddler Talks are to support Early Intervention providers in accessing knowledge and strategies to better serve children with ASD. The Toddler Talks series will include 8 sessions on a given topic over the course of a year, ending with a full-day workshop in Summer 2020 conducted by PLC participants in collaboration with TRIAD consultants. Toddler talks will be open to District Administrators, Developmental Therapists, Supervisors, and Service Coordinators. However, priority will be given to Developmental Therapists who receive a nomination from supervisors and/or service coordinators.

Applications must be received by June 30, 2019

Participant Requirements
  • Internet Access
  • Web-capable device (e.g. tablet, computer)
  • Application completed by: deadline TBD
  • Recommendation from EIRA director/supervisor
  • Worked with TRIAD Consultants or attended trainings previously
  • 1 year commitment
  • Willingness to complete multiple live remote consult/coaching sessions
  • Willingness to present and train others; present work at state conferences
  • Willingness to complete assignments that include uploading videos/content to an online platform in between sessions
Dates/Time September 2019-June 2020
Training Topics Evidence-based practice for working with children with ASD and related disorders as well as their caregivers
Topics covered will be based on group needs assessment
Webinar Format Eight total 1-hour sessions per year including:
  • Didactic presentation of training material
  • Case presentation and discussion
  • Supported small group activities
Additional requirements In between sessions:
  • Self-monitoring practice of professional skills
  • Homework assignments – after each session, expect 1 hour of homework to be completed before attending the next session (including engagement with additional required training modules, reflection, and planning).
  • As a part of the series, for certification, you will be asked to use the knowledge you gained from this experience to support colleagues and other professionals in developing their own practice.
After sessions:
  • In the summer of 2020, participants will collaborate with TRIAD consultants to complete a full day workshop for EI providers from region.
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation after all eight sessions and accompanying assignments are completed.
Follow Up Participants will receive education and support implementing evidence-based practice with young children with ASD from TRIAD Consultants. TRIAD consultants will provide support to TEIS providers to implement training with peers in their region.

⇦ Return to TRIAD Early Intervention Services

September 2019-June 2020

Contact Information

Phone: (615) 936-0261
Email: triadearlyintervention@vumc.org