The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook: The Primary Service Provider Approach

Authors: M'Lisa L. Shelden PT, Ph.D., Dathan D. Rush Ed.D., CCC-SLP; Foreword Author: R. A. McWilliam Ph.D.

Format: Paperback, 264 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781598570854
Price: $38.95

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Early childhood professionals: looking for an effective way to ensure coordinated, family-centered services for young children and families? Discover the why and how of the primary service provider (PSP) approach to teaming, the widely used, evidence-based model that more and more states are adopting to strengthen care and services and improve family outcomes.

Developed by the early childhood experts who pioneered the PSP approach to teaming, this is the first how-to guide that clearly lays out the logistics and benefits of making one team member the consistent point of contact with a family.

You'll get concrete, practical guidance on how to

  • ensure buy-in and support from program leaders and team members
  • establish a cohesive team that collaborates effectively
  • fully introduce families to the procedures and practices of the PSP approach
  • develop family-focused and child-focused IFSP outcome statements
  • select the most appropriate primary service provider for each family
  • master the three essential components of a successful home visit
  • adopt a flexible, activity-based approach to scheduling that promotes child learning and development
  • coordinate joint visits with other service providers
  • conduct successful, efficient team meetings to share expertise and resources

Realistic case studies and transcripts from team meetings give you vivid demonstrations of best practices. And the photocopiable forms, tools, and checklists—such as Role Expectation Checklist; Sample Early Intervention Program Brochure; Sample IFSP; and Joint Visit Planning Tool—guide your team every step of the way as you implement the PSP approach.

The perfect complement to the authors' bestselling Early Childhood Coaching Handbook, this practical, reader-friendly guide is your blueprint for better, more responsive care and services—and better outcomes for young children and families.


Reviews

Review by: Ann Turnbull, University of Kansas
“Best available research. Authentic examples. Practical tools. M'Lisa and Dathan provide another game-changing guide for evidence-based early intervention. Indulge!”
Review by: Katrina Bush, Early Childhood Specialist, Columbus, Ohio
“Here we find the 'why' and the 'way' for not only how services are delivered, but how we evaluate our fidelity to practice . . . Using the materials in this handbook, early intervention teams are empowered to go far together, creating a whole much greater than its parts.”
Review by: Kim Hauck, Director, Program Services, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Demonstrate[s] ways to welcome and respect family participation, build a positive relationship with team members, and incorporate the child and family's daily routine into service delivery. Changes we have made through the implementation of the primary service provider approach have resulted in positive outcomes for families.”
Review by: Kimberly Travers, Parent
“I challenge those who want to enhance family and provider active participation in teaming to learn about these practices. As a parent, I can see what a difference this would have made in our journey of raising young children with special needs.”
Review by: Naomi Younggren, EI Training Coordinator/Consultant
“The wisdom of a primary service provider approach to teaming is truly captured in this book. The authors clearly present the breadth, depth, and functional application of the primary service provider approach.”
Review by: Lynda Pletcher, Technical Assistance Specialist, National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, FPG-Child Development Institute At UNC
“This excellent book will be a welcome addition for state, regional and local administrators and providers who are engaged in implementation of the primary service provider approach in early intervention programs.”

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Foreword: R.A. McWilliam
Preface
Acknowledgments

  1. Introduction to a Primary Service Provider Approach to Teaming
    Appendix 1A: Role Expectation Checklists
    Appendix 1B: Role Expectation Checklists—Administrator's Guide

  2. Research Foundations of a Primary Service Provider Approach to Teaming
    Appendix 2A: A Pilot Study of the Use of Geographically Based Early Intervention Teams Using a Primary Service Provider Approach to Teaming
    Appendix 2B: A Pilot Study of the Characteristics of Effective Team Meetings When Using a Primary Service Provider Approach to Teaming
    Appendix 2C: Checklists for Implementing a Primary Service Provider Approach to Teaming

  3. Preparing for a Team-Based Approach

  4. Writing Functional, Participation-Based Individualized Family Service Plan Outcome Statements
    Appendix 4A: Checklists for Developing Participation-Based Individualized Family Service Plan IFSP) Outcome Statements

  5. Using a Primary Service Provider: Putting the Approach into Action
    Appendix 5A.1: Primary Service Provider Approach to Teaming Fact Sheet
    Appendix 5A.2: Sample Early Intervention Program Brochure
    Appendix 5B.1: Early Childhood Intervention Physician's Progress Report
    Appendix 5B.2: Completed Early Childhood Intervention Physician's Progress Report
    Appendix 5C: Primary Service Provider Approach to Teaming Worksheet for Selecting the Most Likely Primary Service Provider
    Appendix 5D: Mitchell Family Case Study
    Appendix 5E.1: Sample Caseload Activity List for Tina, an Occupational Therapist
    Appendix 5E.2: Tina's Schedule for the Current Month

  6. Coordinating Joint Visits
    Appendix 6A: Joint Visit Planning Tool

  7. Conducting Team Meetings
    Appendix 7A: Guidelines for the Role of the Facilitator in the Team Meeting
    Appendix 7B: Guidelines for Presenting Information in the Team Meeting
    Appendix 7C: Guidelines for How to Provide Coaching in the Team Meeting
    Appendix 7D: Guidelines for Agenda-Building for the Team Meeting
    Appendix 7E: Team Meeting Agenda
    Appendix 7F: Team Meeting Minutes
    Appendix 7G: Individual Family Staffing Report

  8. The Future of the Primary Service Provider Approach to Teaming in Early Childhood Intervention

References
Index

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