IFSP and Early Intervention
1. You have just taken a position as a teacher in an Early Head Start program. A 6-month-old child has been referred to a doctor for strabismus. In the toddler room, the director and head teacher are talking to a parent about their observations of a 2-year-old, who does not attend or make eye contact when his name is called, and is cognitively and socially assessed at the 12-month-old level. This is a 12-month delay for a 24-month-old child. You have heard them talking about early intervention and a possible individual family service plan (IFSP).
2. Since these terms are new to you, find out what these are and find out how children in your community would be able to access early intervention services.
3. In your discussion post,
i) discuss five to six services all children can receive from early intervention and how an IFSP works in your community.
ii) What are the ages that children can receive services in your community and then who might provide those services?
iii) You can access this information via the web by looking up early intervention in your state or community.
MY STATE IS ALABAMA. MY COMMUNITY IS JACKSON COUNTY