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Application 3.6:
Early intervention supports and services for Nolan and his family

Review the entire video clip about Nolan and his family from Just Being Kids (each Local Infants and Toddlers Program in Maryland has a copy of the video and facilitators manual). Nolan is almost three years old and likes to read with his sister, play on the computer, and “drive” his remote-controlled car. He has cerebral palsy with significant motor delays. His parents, Ron and Kim, describe good times the family has and also identify bath time as a routine they would like to make more enjoyable for the entire family time.

After watching Nolan’s entire vignette, discuss how your Infants and Toddlers Program could assist this family. In “real” life, Lisa, a physical therapist, serves as a primary service provider for Nolan and his family. Consider the following questions with colleagues and family representatives (e.g. your family network coordinator and invited family members from your program).

  1. What functional outcome has Ron and Kim selected to work on with Nolan?
  2. How will the early intervention team know that they have achieved this outcome? (Suggest measurable criteria this team might use to review Nolan’s progress)
  3. What informal and formal family/child supports and services would be helpful in assisting this family to reaching their outcome for Nolan?
  4. If formal early intervention supports/services from your Infants and Toddlers program are desirable, who on the team has the expertise to address this outcome?
  5. How does Lisa use her expertise to support Ron and Kim? What are her suggestions for making bath time a more pleasurable experience for Nolan and his family? What other strategies/suggestions might you suggest?
  6. How are key early development foundations (i.e., social interaction, mastery of the environment and engagement in learning) addressed in this outcome as well as suggested strategies?
  7. How frequently, and for how long will formal early intervention family/child supports and services be provided?
  8. Where will family/child supports and services will be provided?


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