The Newborn Interest Assessment and Activity Plan is an implementation tool designed to assist early childhood intervention practitioners operationalize natural learning environment practices using a coaching interaction style with caregivers of newborns. The NIAAP includes a manual featuring Roadmaps for Reflection as conversation guides and a set of worksheets on which to document child interests, key activities and routines, and caregiver responsive strategies.

Certification training is available. 

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Newborn Interest Assessment and Activity Plan 

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The NIAAP Worksheets contain organized space for practitioners to document child interests, newborn cues, newborn and family routines, and caregiver responsive strategies.

The NIAAP Manual contains instructions information about natural learning environment practices (NLEP) and a coaching interaction style, a quick start guide and a series of Roadmaps for Reflection--conversation flow charts illustrating the flow of visit using NLEP and coaching. 

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To request individual or group certification training on the use of the NIAAP, contact Sarah Sexton at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program at sarah.sexton@dhhs.nc.gov or (828)433-2661.