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Using Family-Centered Strategies to Address Challenges

Wed November 16th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST


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About This Webinar:

In the final session of the Going Virtual series research on benefits and challenges of tele-intervention are shared to lay the groundwork for reflection with participants about their own experiences. Discussion also includes culturally sensitive, family-centered strategies for addressing these challenges during virtual early intervention visits. Webinars occur live, but are recorded and available for later viewing. Attend/View as many as you are able.

*Note: Attendance at previous sessions is not necessary. Live sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing.


Dana Childress, Ph.D. is an Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant with the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in the field of early intervention (EI) for more than 26 years as an educator, service coordinator, supervisor, trainer, author, and consultant. She currently works on Virginia’s EI professional development team developing resources and conducting web-based and in-person training.

Megan Schumaker-Murphy, Ed.D. is an assistant professor at Salem State University with experience as an early childhood special education teacher, early intervention provider, and teacher coach. Dr. Schumaker-Murphy’s research is focused on how early childhood educators can engage in equitable practices.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

This FD Early Intervention webinar series:

  • Offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois.
  • The following states have agreed to recognize the EI CE credits we offer: Texas

The Early Intervention team is actively seeking CE credits.  Please check back frequently for updates.

For questions about CE opportunities not addressed in the information above, email the Early Intervention team at MFLNFDEarlyIntervention@gmail.com

Going Virtual | Series

This four-part webinar series discusses equitable, culturally sustaining early intervention (EI) and early childhood (EC) care and education strategies and their application in a virtual, or telehealth, environment.  These webinars address family coaching practices, aspects of the transition process in various contexts, and common challenges often experienced by families and practitioners in the virtual setting.

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