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A Good Start Makes A Difference for Families and Service Coordinators! Voluntary Family Assessments and IFSP Outcomes. Welcome. We are Teri Pinto, Mary Beth Vick and Amy Wanous… Who are you? . Service Coordinators were asked.

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A Good Start Makes ADifference for Families and Service Coordinators!Voluntary Family Assessments and IFSP Outcomes

EI and Preschool Conference 2009 Pinto, Vick, Wanous

welcome
Welcome
  • We are Teri Pinto, Mary Beth Vick and Amy Wanous…
  • Who are you?

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service coordinators were asked
Service Coordinators were asked
  • What is the most fundamental thing you should know to do your job?
  • What is the one thing you wished you had known when you first started that no one told you?
  • What is the hardest aspect of your job?
  • What is the easiest aspect of your job?

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who responded
Who responded?
  • 25 service coordinators responded to the questionnaire
  • Work experience ranged from 3 weeks to 18 years

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what they said
What they said

What is the most fundamental thing you should know to do your job?

  • Time management skills
    • Prioritizing
    • Organizing
  • Good documentation skills
    • Computer skills
  • Knowledge of medical concerns and reports
  • Working with other professionals

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all great things to know
All great things to know

But what about….

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Being a good listener

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what they said7
What they said

What is the one thing you wished you had known when you first started that no one told you?

  • How much paperwork there would be
  • How intense PAR can be
  • You can’t MAKE families follow-through
  • How hard it is to get services in some areas

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all great things to know8
All great things to know

But what about…

  • Understanding child development and family dynamics
  • What “routines-based intervention” means
  • The plan is driven by the family’s needs

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what they said9
What they said

What is the hardest aspect of your job?

  • Paperwork
  • GIFTS
  • Scheduling therapists
  • Timelines

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what they said10
What they said

What is the easiest aspect of your job?

  • Direct intervention with the families
  • Advocating for families
  • Home visits
  • Working with parents who “get it”
  • When families buy into the philosophy that they are their child’s teacher and they implement our suggestions

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what do these things tell us
What do these things tell us?

You LOVE working with families -

that’s what got you here in the first place

Paperwork, timelines, and GIFTS are all necessary evils, so you do them….so you can spend more time with families

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so what if we offered you
So…what if we offered you

A way to spend more time on the things you LOVE about your job and find the EASIEST

  • Working directly with families
  • Home visits
  • Helping parents “get it”
  • Getting families to “buy into” our philosophy

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AND

Less time on the things you DISLIKE and find the HARDEST to do

  • Paperwork
  • GIFTS
  • TImelines

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what if
What if….

… we went in a new direction?

… we really addressed the issues of life for each family and their child?

… we looked at the quality of the voluntary family assessments and maximized what we got out of them?

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here is what we see now
Here is what we see now

“Georgie was born 3 months premature. He lives with his foster parents, twin sister and 6 other siblings. He remained in the hospital 3 months after birth. He shows significant delays in fine motor, cognitive, and language areas. He also shows slight delays in gross motor and social emotional areas. He is unable to stoop down to pick up toys…”

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more of the same
More of the same

“Ms. Burris stated that Aaron wasn’t born premature. He has a younger brother which they both attend the same day care. Ms. Burris stated that Aaron isn’t talking as he should…”

EI and Preschool Conference 2009 Pinto, Vick, Wanous

one more for good measure
One more for good measure

“Paul is a 32 month old little boy who is currently in the custody of DHR. He was picked up and taken into care due to lack of parent supervision. He has little communication skills, unable to say his name. He was referred by the pediatrician. The DHR social worker would like EI to assist her in making sure that Paul gets all the services he needs.”

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what do you think
What do you think?
  • Yes, you have been writing these for years!
    • Just don’t know another way?
    • It is easy and the information is already there?
  • Yes, we have been accepting them as Voluntary Family Assessments and giving you credit during the PAR review.
  • No, that will NOT continue!
    • We are revising the PAR so that it better assesses the QUALITY of your work, not just the quantity.

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so what do you do
So, what do you do?

Learn some interviewing skills

Ask some open ended questions

Learn to stop, look and listen

Adopt a new way of conducting a voluntary family assessment and writing outcomes

You can teach an old dog new tricks

Let the FRAMES work for you

Rate your outcomes for functionality

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reasons for the vfa
Reasons for the VFA
  • Getting to know the family
    • Develop a bond with the family
    • Provides a short cut to much information
  • Assessing family needs
    • If you could change anything, what would it be?
    • When you lie awake at night, what worries you?
  • Setting priorities

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what is frames
What is FRAMES?

The Frames Tool Process is invaluable tool for getting to know the child /family and is an excellent tool for conducting the Voluntary Family Assessment.

The Frames Tool provides a rich profile and history that helps provider become familiar with the child / family and is the foundation from which the IFSP may be developed.

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the frames process
The FRAMES Process

The 12 basic topic areas for open ended questions…

  • History
  • Eco Map
  • Functional Communication
  • Child’s World
  • Child and Family Routines

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The FRAMES Process
  • Health
  • Choices
  • Appropriate Behaviors and Behaviors of Concern
  • Fears and Concerns
  • Child/Teacher/Family Stressors
  • Stress Related Strategies
  • Future Plans/Changes in Next 12 months

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History

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Eco Map

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Functional CommunicationV= Consistent * =Sometimes

Mode

Communicative Function

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School

Home

Community

Work

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Child and Family Routines

Weekday

Weekend

Saturday

Sunday

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Health

-

+

Medication name: Prescribed by: Reason: Possible side effects:

None

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Choices

Family/Teacher

Child

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appropriate behaviors behaviors of concern
Appropriate Behaviors & Behaviors of Concern

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Fears and Concerns-List name in first column, concerns in middle column, then rank level of concern in third column.

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Child/ Teacher/ Family Stressors

List name in first column, stressors in middle column, then rank level of stress in third column.

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Stress Related Strategies

What Works

What Does Not Work

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Future Plans/Changes in Next 12 months?

Work

Home

School

Community

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now what
Now what?

Now that we have the FRAME work, how do we develop better functional outcomes and ultimately provide better services?

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developing functional outcomes
Developing Functional Outcomes

What outcomes can YOU come up with for the IFSP?

(your turn to work)

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family defined outcomes
Family Defined Outcomes

Family Defined Goals To Enhance Child’s Development, Page F of the IFSP format

(handout)

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but are they functional
But are they functional?

Scale of Early Intervention Goal Functionality

  • Developed by Robin McWilliams
  • Goals focusing on
    • Engagement and participation needs
    • Independence needs
    • Social relationship needs

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excellent
EXCELLENT!

Now how hard was that?

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willing to give it a try
Willing to give it a try?

We pledge to…

  • Provide more training on VFA at Journey I
  • Give you the tools to use
    • FRAMES
    • Goal functionality scale

If you will…

  • Work on improving your listening skills
    • Incorporate FRAMES and McWilliams Scale
  • Call us with any questions, we are here to help!

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how to contact us
How to contact us

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