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ERIC Number: EJ1137407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Family-Centered Early Intervention Visual Impairment Services through Matrix Session Planning
Ely, Mindy S.; Gullifor, Kateri; Hollinshead, Tara
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v111 n2 p169-174 Mar-Apr 2017
Early intervention visual impairment services are built on a model that values family. Matrix session planning pulls together parent priorities, family routines, and identified strategies in a way that helps families and early intervention professionals outline a plan that can both highlight long-term goals and focus on what can be done today. This paper describes matrix session planning, followed by a discussion of the advantages and challenges scholars experienced as they used the matrix session planning method with families. This model is likely to prove helpful for others seeking change toward family centered practices when working with visually impaired infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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