- under early steps - part c legislature - FREE
- may be part of: care by other professionals, discharge plan, for temporary medical surgeries, etc to make communication as normal as possible (temp AAC use and training); part of IFSP (free to family)
- can be in the forms of: direct to families, written communication, face to face meetings, presentations, etc
- parent support groups, youtube videos, etc
- different from education b/c directed toward parental acquisition of specific skills and strategies used in treatment/management programs
Direct Treatment and Management - why do this if many children benefit from less direct, family focused child centered management?
- sometimes NECESSARY
- And WANTED by parents
Prevention - Three types?
occurs when parents are interested in preventing such problems in younger siblings
the focus is on avoiding exacerbation of an existing problem; example - child with cleft palate may learn to make a pathological sound b/c of the tactile stimulation - but we can try and prevent the child from even learning these!
- not able to cure the condition (most cases we can't) so we try to prevent any negative effects
According to Part C...
the part of the Federal Law that deals with Early Intervention; intervention should dovetail into established routines
Transition: What can help?
- when a child is transitioning to new agencies, locations for services, providers, funding sources
- can be in a variety of settings
- may be traumatic
- TRANSITION BOOK: concrete and visual - depicting what child can/cannot do in a positive way