Pause and Reflect

Pause and Reflect

Your Guide to a Deeper Understanding of Early Intervention Practice

Dana C Childress


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Childress provides extensive information about conducting EI visits and gathering information to individualize intervention and develop service plans. This workbook allows practitioners to reflect on what they do, why and how they do it, and how their practices influence the quality of EI services. In this way, they can learn to manage their workload and thereby avoid burnout through time management strategies, stress management, and ongoing professional development. 


Dana C Childress:

Dana C. Childress, Ph.D., has worked in the field of early intervention for almost 20 years as an early childhood special educator, service coordinator, supervisor, professional development consultant and writer. She currently works as part of Virginia's early intervention professional development team developing resources, conducting web-based and in-person training, and managing the content for the Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center’s website ( She also writes and manages the Center’s Early Intervention Strategies for Success blog ( Dana's interests include family centered practices, autism spectrum disorders, supporting family implementation of intervention strategies, and finding ways to bridge the research to practice gap through interactive professional development for in-service early intervention practitioners. She regularly presents workshops in VA and has presented at state, national, and international conferences. She currently lives in Chesapeake, VA with her family.