Appendix 1I

Professional and Ethical Behavior: Foundations of EI Practice, Legislation, Policies, and Research

Providers Have the Knowledge and Skills toBest Practice Documents (Ref. No.)
1. Understand history of deaf education, philosophy of early intervention, and child/family advocacy88, 91, 92, 93
2. Understand EHDI programs and processes32, 89, 90
3. Understand IDEA, federal legislation, and federal regulations related to infants/toddlers and their families1, 32, 89, 90, 93
4. Recognize IDEA’s support for program evaluation and system change and the limitations of the law32, 93
5. Support the rights, responsibilities, and confidentiality of children and their families1, 32, 89, 91
6. Understand the role of Services Coordination and assist families in linking with this service32, 90
7. Plan and implement seamless transitions to ensure continuity of services across educational and community placements1, 32, 88–90, 93
8. Apply principles of evidenced-based practice and be conversant about current research evidence related to early intervention32, 88–90
9. Adhere to professional ethical standards in working with young children and families32, 88, 89, 93
10. Take personal responsibility to demonstrate a positive attitude toward infants, toddlers, and families93
11. Think critically and pursue life-long learning through ongoing professional development1, 32, 88, 89, 93