Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Resources for Writing Good IFSP Outcomes

PDF: Enhancing Recognition of High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes: A training activity for Infant and Toddler service providers (2014)

This is a training guide developed by NECTAC to assist state and local early intervention staff in understanding the criteria needed to develop and write high quality, participation based IFSP outcomes and IEP Goals.

WWW: Writing Family-Guided IFSP Outcomes

This information Packet in provided by Kansas Inservice TRaining System (KITS) includes:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Family-Guided IFSP Development
  • Family-Guided IFSP Planning
  • Family Choice and Decision Making Process
  • The IFSP Process: Referral Through Program Evaluation
  • Writing Family-Guided Outcomes, Activities/Strategies
  • Evaluating Family-Guided Outcomes
  • Culminating Activity: Rating Your Own IFSP Outcomes
  • References, Resources and Web sites

(downloaded 11/18/2011)

WWW: Creating Family-driven Functional Outcomes

On-line "How to" training with examples from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website on Early Intervention. (downloaded 11/18/2011)

WWW: Developing Functional, Prioritized Outcomes

Nebraska's IFSPweb, compares discipline outcomes to functional outcomes; compares broad to specific and focused outcomes. (downloaded 11/18/2011)

PDF: The McWilliam Goal Functionality Scale II (2009)

By Robin McWilliam, Siskin Children's Institute, assists professionals in evaluating a child's intervention goals.

PDF: Tips and Techniques for Developing Participation-Based IFSP Outcome Statements (2009)

This FIPP BriefCASE,vol 2 (1), March 2009, written by Shelden and Rush, provides strategies for writing IFSP outcome statements, which are participation-based and family-focused or child-focused and related to child learning within the context of everyday opportunities.

PDF: Guidelines For Writing Family-Centered Outcomes (2004)

Training For Virginia's Part C Program, developed by Rehabilitation Associates, PC, includes discussion of long term outcome with set of short term goals and examples.

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