Systematic Instruction

This page provides resources to support systematic instruction, which is the practice of teaching targeted skills to promote child learning and development. The focus of this practice is on skill acquisition, including the child’s fluency, maintenance, and generalization of the taught behaviors.
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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...
Description: This module explores the importance of scaffolding and modeling for students as they learn new skills and strategies (est. completion time: 1 hour). In this module, you will learn about several different approaches to instructional scaffolding and how to use them, including Content scaffolding, Task scaffolding, and Material scaffolding.