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IFSP Tutorial - Developing and Implementing
 

Implementing:


Overview of Implementing the IFSP


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Outcome

Understand how to provide family/child supports and services to promote a child’s participation in family and community life

Objectives

  • Contrast the role of early intervention providers in supporting family members to ensure their child’s participation in family and community settings with providing direct service for a child
  • Illustrate with 2 examples how culture and past experience affect family/child supports and services
  • Describe at least 3 concerns families and other caregivers may voice during the implementation of family/child supports and services
  • Describe how the principles of adult learning influence provider-family collaboration
  • Explain how to support families in achieving their child’s IFSP outcomes
  • Illustrate with two examples how to ensure ongoing assessment of a child’s progress is part of early intervention supports/services
  • Explain how to modify early intervention supports and services to reflect child and family progress
  • Describe the importance of collaborating with formal (e.g., physicians and private therapists) and informal (e.g., child care providers, librarians, instructors at the YMCA pool) resources and support networks in implementing a child/family’s IFSP
  • Identify at least 3 issues to consider when using interpreters to communicate with families
  • Describe the key role of service coordination in implementing family supports and services
  • Specify at least 3 issues influencing the effectiveness of providing early intervention supports and services in child care and pre-school settings
  • Illustrate with 2 examples how to document family/child supports and services in user-friendly formats


Summary of Activities:
 

Activities

Time allotment

Read Essential Content about implementing family/child supports and services

2 hours

Application 3.1: Tracking how IFSPs are implemented with families

1-2 hours

Application 3.2: Addressing concerns families may have about implementing an IFSP

1 hour

Application 3.3: Reflections on adult learning

1 hour

Application 3.4: Individualizing strategies for adult learners

1 hour

Application 3.5: Early intervention supports and services for Yvonne and Blake

1 hour

Application 3.6: Early intervention supports & services for Nolan & family (Video/Vignette)

To be determined in Pilot

Application 3.7: Early intervention supports & services for Jenni & family (Video/Vignette)

To be determined in Pilot

Application 3.8: Early intervention supports & services for Evan & family (Video/Vignette)

To be determined in Pilot

Recommended Reading

2 hours

Complete Self-Assessment

.5 hour

 

 
     

Guiding question for Implementing Family/Child Supports and Services:

1. How will early intervention providers use their expertise to support family members and other adults in promoting a child’s participation in family-desired settings and routines within natural environments?

2. How will family members and early intervention providers collaborate to achieve desired child and family outcomes?

 

 

 


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