Posts Tagged ‘service coordination’

The Parent’s Expectations are So High…What Do You Do?

As you get to know Jackie, Teddy’s mother, you learn that she has very high expectations for her … Continue reading




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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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The Parents are Arguing…What Do You Do?

Both of Isabel’s parents are present for the visit, which offers you a golden opportunity to talk with … 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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