a Great IFSP
Family Concerns and Priorities
The IFSP meeting will begin by reviewing the concerns
and/or priorities the family has identified over the
past weeks during interviews, assessments and informal
contacts with the Services Coordinator, school personnel,
doctors, nurses and family members.
a Childs Present Abilities
Once the family concerns and priorities have been established,
the IFSP meeting facilitator will offer or solicit a
brief summary of how/why this child is eligible for
special services in the community.
and Prioritizing Functional Child and Family Outcomes
This portion of the IFSP meeting should include a discussion
of the familys and professionals views about
important family/child outcomes that would be possible
in the next six months.
A good IFSP outlines intervention supports to be provided
in a childs natural environments whenever
Family Strengths and Resources for Each Outcome
A philosophy of Family-Centered Services demands programs
be built on existing strengths of the family and the
Team Services for Each Outcome
Based on the familys and childs needs and
available strengths and resources, the IFSP team can
discuss how services will be scheduled and coordinated
to achieve targeted outcomes.
as a Living Document
The IFSP document assists in documenting eligibility
for both education and non-education related programs
and services and should be an integral part of the ongoing
IFSP process after early intervention services are initiated.
Sample IFSPs and MDTs
Find IFSP and MDT samples provided for the purpose of giving teams a reference for writing integrated MDT reports, functional outcomes and corresponding IFSP services pages.
The transition plans should be outlined in the IFSP
as soon as an anticipated change in services is considered.
Quiz - Developing an IFSP
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