Archive for the ‘Service Coordination’ Category

Writing an Interim IFSP

Marco was recently referred to early intervention (EI) due to suspected global delays. His family is living in … Continue reading




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Explaining WHY We Ask So Many Questions

Imagine you are the parent who’s child is newly referred to early intervention (EI). Someone calls you and … Continue reading




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Abby’s Mother Asks Again: “Is it my fault?”

Abby has significant motor delays. Her mother asks you some version of this question during every visit: “Is it … Continue reading




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Wait…Isn’t that Outcome TOO Specific?

Have you been sitting in an IFSP meeting and heard another team member say “Wait…isn’t that outcome too specific?” or … Continue reading




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Mommy is Asleep and the Children are Alone…What Do You Do?

You arrive at the family’s home and knock on the door. After several minutes, the door slowly opens … Continue reading




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What Makes Your Child Laugh?

If someone had asked me this question when my son was a toddler, it would have instantly made … Continue reading




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“Can You Stay a Few Extra Minutes?”…What Do You Do?

With 3 minutes left to the visit, Mikaela’s mother, Delia, asks “Can you stay a few extra minutes … Continue reading




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Liam’s Mom Asks You to Stop by the Grocery Store…What Do You Do?

This really happened to me: Before heading out the door, I received a call from a mother whom … Continue reading




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Twins & Siblings: Supporting Families of Multiples

A set of new referrals comes across your desk: two children in the same family. Twins!  Wow, you think…twice … Continue reading




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Coaching: It’s About More than Just Asking Questions!

Jackie receives a call from Tate’s mother, Mrs. Comer. Mrs. Comer is really frustrated because she feels like … Continue reading




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