The Family Outcomes Survey: Revisions, Data, Uses. Measuring Child and Family Outcomes National TA Meeting Baltimore, MD August 26, 2007. Don Bailey, RTI International Robin Nelson, Texas Part C Program Nyle Robinson, Illinois Part C Program Chelsea Guillen, Illinois Part C Program
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The Family Outcomes Survey:Revisions, Data, Uses
Measuring Child and Family Outcomes National TA Meeting
August 26, 2007
Don Bailey, RTI International
Robin Nelson, Texas Part C Program
Nyle Robinson, Illinois Part C Program
Chelsea Guillen, Illinois Part C Program
Melissa Raspa, RTI International
Remind everyone of the goals and format of the Family Outcomes Survey
Describe the revisions made to the survey this year and the rationale
Summarize selected data from an initial pilot study using the scale in Illinois and Texas
Describe plans to validate the scale
Discuss ways the scale could be used to help states answer questions of interest
Understand their child’s strengths, abilities, and special needs
Know their rights and advocate effectively for their children
Help their children develop and learn
Have support systems
Access desired services, programs, activities in their community
2. Some children have special health needs, a disability, or are delayed in their development. These are often referred to as “special needs.”
How familiar is your family with your child's special needs?
3. Professionals who work with you and your child want to know if the things they do are working. How often is your family able to tell
if your child is making progress?
THE HELPFULNESS OF EARLY INTERVENTION
The next questions ask how well early intervention has helped your family. When answering, think about the early intervention services you have received.
16.To what extent has early intervention helped your family know and understand your rights?
17.To what extent has early intervention helped your family effectively communicate your child’s needs?
18.To what extent has early intervention helped your family be able to help your child develop and learn?
13% primary language Spanish
19% primary language Spanish
almost all, excellent
1 - EI has not helped…
3 - EI has done a few things…
5 - EI has provided good help…
7 – EI has provided excellent help…
1 – EI has done a poor job…
3 – EI has done a fair job
5 – EI has done a good job
7 - EI has done an excellent job