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Fostering Family Involvement
Transcript of Fostering Family Involvement
in Early Intervention
Florida State University
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Grab a piece of paper.
You have 30 seconds to write down as many routines that you can think of that are in a child's day.
Danny is a 2 year old boy with limited language. Your goal during your home visits is to teach his parents strategies to improve his expressive and receptive vocabulary.
Turn to your left.
Pick one routine you had in common.
You have 1 minute to write down as many words that could be heard/said in that routine.
How many did you get?
What would you ask the family to expand on?
(adapted from Woods, Cripe & Venn, 1997)
The child's daily schedule
Routines or activities that the parent or child has the most difficulty
Significant people that the child interacts with throughout the day
What factors could add additional stress to the family?
Lack of Help
Health Care Costs
Changes in routine
"People who think of themselves as part of the family whether related by blood or marriage or not, and who support or care for each other on a regular basis." (Turnbull, Poston, Park, Mannan, Marquis & Wang, 2002)
What is your definition of a family?
Think Pair Share
Knows the child best
Why the family?
The family is fundamental in the child’s development
Balance between providing information and intervention
The child may have a diagnosis, but the whole family is affected
Principles of Great Parent-Professional Partnerships
(Blue-Banning, Summers, Frankland, Nelson & Beegle, 2004)
Identify Family Strengths & Resources
Network of Family & Friends
EMPOWER THE FAMILY!
Give guidance to find more information
Respect the family's decision
Communicating positively & frequently
Being tactful, clear honest & open
Being flexible, accessible, consistent, sensitive
It's "more than a job" & "more than a case"
Value the child
Being nonjudgmental & courteous
Avoiding the use of "clout" & turfism
Willing to explore all options
Expectations for progress
Considers the whole family
Being willing to learn
Keeping the child safe
Emotional Reactions to a Disability
(Heiman, 2002; Roach, Ormond, & Barratt,1999; Waggoner, Wilgosh, 1990)
(Friedman, Woods, Salisbury, 2012; Woods, Wilcox, Friedman, Murch, 2011)
Adults learn best when:
they are actively engaged with the material
learning has an immediate context
they can immediately apply information
have an opportunity to try new skills
reflect on process
(Dunst & Trivette, 2009)