ERIC Number: EJ1043649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
IFSP Outcome Statements Made Simple
Shelden, M'Lisa L.; Rush, Dathan D.
Young Exceptional Children, v17 n4 p15-27 Dec 2014
A critical component for implementing evidence-based early intervention supports and services is the ability to write family-centered, functional, participation-based outcomes. Participation-based outcome statements that are family-focused center on the desires and needs of the parents or other care providers and are based on their interest in building upon current knowledge and learning new skills that relate to enhancing the child's participation in everyday life. Outcome statements are visions of what families would like to see for themselves or their child to participate in real-life activity settings or events within existing or desired environments, as well as obtain necessary family resources and parent supports. The child and family IFSP outcomes are written to include the family's real-life contexts and serve as the focal point for intervention, and the benchmarks for measuring progress.
Descriptors: Intervention, Family Involvement, Participation, Cooperative Planning, Early Intervention, Program Development, Teamwork, Childhood Needs, Check Lists, Matrices, Interviews, Developmental Delays, Educational Objectives, Individualized Family Service Plans
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