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IFSP Tutorial - Developing and Implementing

Developing the IFSP:

Essential Content

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What early intervention providers and families need to know about developing an IFSP

Developing an IFSP with Families, the second session in Module 2, is part of a tutorial about the IFSP process developed by the Maryland State Department of Education for early intervention providers, and any interested readers.

Other sessions available:




Module 1:
Evaluation and Assessment

1: Legal Requirements

2: Planning with Families for Evaluation & Assessment

3: Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment

Module 2:
Developing and Implementing an IFSP

1: Legal Requirements

2: Developing an IFSP with Families (this session)

3: Implementing Family/Child Supports and Services



The following topics are covered in Developing an IFSP with Families:

Page 2 - Evidence for providing family/child supports and services in natural environments

Page 3 - Overview of developing flexible IFSPs with families

Page 4 - Concerns families may have while developing an IFSP

Page 5 - Considerations for scheduling IFSP discussions with families: Who, where, when, how and who

Page 6 - Decisions to make with families about what to include on an IFSP

Page 7 -The role of service coordinators during development and implementation of an IFSP

Page 8 & 9 - Functional outcomes: the guide for early intervention supports and services

Page 10- Assisting families to identify functional outcomes

Page 11 - Measurable criteria: how we know we have achieved outcomes

Page 12 - Effective strategies suggest how functional outcomes will be achieved

Page 13 - Identifying early intervention supports and services







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Legal Requirements
Developing the IFSP
Implementing the IFSP
Getting Started
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