Naturalistic Instruction

This page provides resources to support naturalistic instruction, which is the practice of providing opportunities for child engagement and learning during an activity in which a child is already participating. This practice is used in response to child-initiated activities.
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Description: Early Childhood Recommended Practice Modules (RPMs) are free modules developed for early care and education, early intervention, and early childhood special education faculty and professional development providers. The modules support the implementation of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices. In Module 6 on Instruction, you will learn effective instructional practices and why intentional and systematic instruction is crucial for children with disabilities.
Description: Instructional practices are a cornerstone of early intervention and early childhood special education. Teachers, other practitioners, family members, and other caregivers use instructional practices to maximize learning and improve developmental and functional outcomes for young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays/disabilities. Included on this page are "Instruction Checklists"  and "Instruction Practice Guides for Practitioners" for Naturalistic Instruction, Embedded...