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IFSP Tutorial - Developing and Implementing

Implementing the IFSP:

Essential Content for Implementing the IFSP

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Implementing Family/Child Supports and Services, the third 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 interested readers.

Other sessions available:



Module 1: Evaluation and Assessment

1: Legal Requirements

2: Planning with Families for Evaluation and Assessment

3: Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment

Module 2: Developing and Implementing an IFSP

1: Legal Requirements

2: Developing an IFSP with Families

3: Implementing family/child supports and services (this session)


The following topics are covered in Implementing Family/Child Supports and Services:

Page 2 - Natural environments and early learning

Page 3 - Informal and formal early intervention supports and services

Page 4 - Concerns that families may have during IFSP implementation

Page 5 - Role of early intervention providers in providing family support

Page 6 - Being an expert vs. sharing expertise with families

Page 7 - Collaborating with adult learners

Page 8 - Service Coordinator’s responsibilities during implementation of an IFSP

Page 9 - Ongoing assessment of progress

Page 10 & 11 - Team models for providing family/child supports and services

Page 12 - Understanding cultural competence

Page 13 & 14 - Becoming culturally competent early intervention providers

Page 15 - Issues to consider when working with interpreters

Page 16 - Consideration for providing early intervention supports and services in

group settings


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Legal Requirements
Developing the IFSP
Implementing the IFSP
Getting Started
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