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IFSP Tutorial - Developing and Implementing
 

Developing the IFSP:


Self-Assessment Inventory

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Review your competency in developing functional outcomes, effective strategies, measurable criteria and informal/formal supports and services with families by checking the appropriate column for each category.

 

 

 

 
 

Where are we going with families?

Functional outcomes are:

I need more
support

I have basic skills

I do this very well

Specific: Identifies knowledge, skills or actions to be demonstrated by child or family

Meaningful: address a child’s participation in particular family/community activities/routines

Family-selected: identified by parents and written in language understood by family

Do-able: Can reasonably be accomplished
within 4-6 months

 

 

 

How will a family know they are “there”?

Measurable criteria specify:

I need more support

I have basic skills

I do this very well

What: Actions/behavior of a child can be seen or heard

Where: Specifies a context for observing actions/behavior

How often: States realistic frequency for demonstrating action/behavior

 

 

 

How can we help a family get “there”?

Effective strategies address:

I need more support

I have basic skills

I do this very well

Individualization: Builds on interests and learning style of child and family

Context: Focuses on familiar people, activity settings and routines

Mastery: generalizes a child’s actions & interactions across family/community settings

Collaboration: Identifies what EI providers, family, community linkages will do

     

What resources can a family use & where?

EI supports/services include:

I need more support

I have basic skills

I do this very well

Formal supports/services: PART C (therapy, counseling, service coordination, special instruction, nursing etc) and related agencies (social service, medical/health, mental health etc)

Informal resources within family/community networks (child care, libraries, religious events, Kiwanis, nature centers, YMCA etc.)

     
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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