Overview of Early Intervention

Esta información en español | This information in Spanish December 2012 If you're concerned about the development of an infant or toddler, or you suspect that a little one has a disability, this page will summarize one terrific source of help---the early intervention system in your state. Early intervention services can help infants and toddlers with disabilities or delays to learn many key skills and catch up in their development. There's … [Read more...]

Writing the IFSP for Your Child

Updated, December 2012 After your young child's evaluation is complete and he or she is found eligible for early intervention services, you, as parents, and a team will meet to develop a written plan for providing early intervention services to your child and, as necessary, to your family. This plan is called the Individualized Family Service Plan, or IFSP. The IFSP is a very important document, and you, as parents, are important members … [Read more...]

Guided IFSP for young children with TBI

This 8-page shell of an IFSP (individualized family service plan) will help early interventionists and families develop an effective IFSP for a child younger than 5 years old who's had a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Includes lots of questions and prompts to guide the team's thinking on how to address the child's developmental needs, post-TBI.  (Link updated, April 2013) http://www.cbirt.org/uploads/medialibrary/2010/09/IFSP_Guide_for_Children_with_TBI.pdf … [Read more...]

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