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Key Terms to Know in Early Intervention (Current as of October 2017) (Center for Parent Information & Resources, CPIR)


Early intervention is full of terms that people constantly use in writing and in conversation, and it’s important to know what those terms mean. We are pleased to provide this handy reference to early intervention terminology, and hopes it helps our readers quickly connect with the meaning of pivotal words and phrases in the field.


Collaboration Curriculum/Instructional Methods Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Early Childhood Early Intervention Federal Laws Hearing Impairment Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Vision Impairment