Early Intervention Strategies for Parents

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Early Intervention Strategies for Parents

Roles of Parent/Guardian* Learning all you can about your child's disability or development delay* Thinking about the impact of your child's special needs* Providing information about your child to help your early intervention providers understand your child's needs* Watching your child's progressEnsuring that you and your child are available to meet with your early intervention providers at scheduled time* Promptly paying fees (if this applies to you)

STRATEGIESInvolvement is critical to early intervention effectiveness and that you want information about specific ways you can help your child's development support the need for your education. Goals of parent education include teaching parent strategies to assist childen in attaining developmental skills, helping parents manage children's behavior in the course of daily routines, enhancing parents' skills in engaging their children in play and social interaction.Dialogue is needed to develop culturally sensitive and collaborative approaches adapted to individual parent needs and learning styles. Open discussion of parent education practices is needed to guide personnel training programs and ensure that practitioners develop the skills required to adapt their assistance to different circumstances.Trained to plan, implement, and evaluate direct instructional sessions with their child, maintain systematic data records of their child's progress, and participate with professionals in regular meetings on your child.

Early Intervention is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. It helps eligible babies and toddlers learn basic and brand-new skills that develop during the first three years of life.Physical (Reach and Roll)Cognitive (Think and Learn)Communication (Talk & Listen)Social/Emotional(Play & Feel Secure)Self-Help (Eating & Dressing)

EARLY INTERVENTION EXAMPLES:Assistive Technology (devices for the child), Audiology or Hearing, Speech & Language, Medical, Nursing, Nutrition, and Psychological Services, Family Counseling & Training, Occupational & Physical Therapy

Service Providers

State of Louisiana Roles* To enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, to minimize their potential for developmental delay, and to recognize brain development that occurs during a child's first 3 years of life.* To ensure a variety of interagency coordination structures are in place at state and federal levels to maintain and implement a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers and their families* To enhance the state's capacity to provide quality early intervention services and expand and improve existing early intervention services* Review and evaluation of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Support Coordination, including policies to ensure that services are provided in natural environments to the maximum extent

TimeframesWithin 45 days, the early intervention system must complete the critical steps:*Screening (if used in the state)*Evaluation of the child*Assessments of the child and family*Writing the IFSP (if child is eligible)

Family Risk Factors on ChildrenPoverty, Parent's Educational Attainment, Single Parent Families, Parenting Style, Home Environment, Nutrition, Health, Family & Neighborhood Violence

Early Intervention Strategies for Parents

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In-class participation

Roles of Providers of Services* An administrator and manager of an educational setting* A guidance counselor with the families who often seek assistance for their support needs* A social worker and community liaison officer in the capacity of providing resources and information to the parents towards empowering them* An adult facilitator in providing support and supervision for untrained teaching staff at the setting* A teacher, in educating young children in developmentally appropriate ways* A special educator and service provider as a trans disciplinary team member* A first aid officer in case of accidents and minor emergencies* An occasional cook, cleaner, handyperson and gardener*


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