Kimberly Aultman 


Type of Resource: Secondary, informational source. Multimedia with journal articles and teaching resources in PDF format, videos and sound

Description (Excerpt from TACSEI website): "The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available right here on our website for you to immediately view, download and use."

Usefulness: There are numerous uses for this website. It can be used as a reference library in which the user can access journal articles and other publications relating to the social and emotional development of young children with delays or disabilities or it can be used as a basis for training teachers and other professionals in the area of social and emotional development and inclusion of children with delays or disabilities into the least restrictive learning environment.There are a variety of resources on this website, including links to other websites that pertain to Early Intervention and Early Childhood Eduction. As an Early Childhood educator and Positive Behavior Support consultant, I use it frequently. The information provided is a collaborative effort of highly trained and knowledgeable professionals like who have the desire to address the social and emotional needs of young children with delays and/or disabilities. I especially like the section on "Teaching Tools for for Young Children With Challenging Behavior" The website is easy to navigate and provides hands-on materials that you can print and use immediately.

Quality: The quality and quantity of materials is outstanding.

Authorship: TACSEI

Point of View or Bias: TACSEI prides itself on diversity awareness. The content is geared toward professionals who work with children who have challenging behaviors.

Referral to Other Sources: There are numerous links to resources outside the TACSEI site.

The website is maintained by a professional web designer, Jill Giacomini and consultation services are provided by CITT. More information can be found at:

Currency: Date of last update is unavailable.

Excerpt from TACSEI on Accessibility: The Web Content Accesibility Guidelines (WCAG) was created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in order to bring accessibility considerations into the technology development of the Web Consortium and to determine guidelines for accessible technology including web authoring and user agents (browsers). This TACSEI site was tested and passed using site report tools in Adobe Dreamweaver and Mozilla Firefox browser:
  • Validated Section 508 Standards - Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Priority 1 Web Content Accessibility Checkpoints - Web developers must satisfy these requirements, otherwise it will be impossible for one or more groups to access the Web content. Conformance to this level is described as "A".