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Integrating Outcomes Measurement With IFSP Process in NC

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Is My CDSA a Good Fit? ...Or
Why in the world would I sign up for this in addition to everything else we are doing?? What’s In It For Me? Early Childhood Outcomes Center The items on a specific assessment tool

A milestone checklist or series of skills to learn based on a provider’s specialty area

A specific curriculum, with assessment identifying starting point

Whatever the family wants Examples of Guiding Frameworks Panel: Local Benefits of Implementing Child Outcomes Data Collection

Sandi Harrington, VA Part C
Teresa Rivenes, MT Part C
Carol Trillia, UT Part C

Three local program staff shared their experiences implementing
the Child Outcomes Summary process, describing how they
collect data, the struggles they have encountered, and
the improvements they have seen in practices. Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference -- 2007 Early Childhood Outcomes Center If interested in being an Early Implementer, please contact: Sherri Britt Williams
sherri.britt@dhhs.nc.gov
919-707-5529 Early Implementers Project in NC Early Childhood Outcomes Center Planning IFSP outcomes

Has the team considered how to write individualized outcomes that continue to help the child progress in each of the 3 outcome areas?

Will the individualized outcomes written support effective participation (overarching goal)?

With global outcomes as an organizer for where we want the child to go, use of discrete,
domain-specific objectives won’t make sense. What Might It Look Like?
IFSPs Early Childhood Outcomes Center For children:
“To enable young children to be active and successful participants during the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings – in their homes with their families, in child care, preschool or school programs, and in the community.”

(Based on the ECO stakeholder process when identifying 3 functional outcomes) Ultimate Goals for EI Early Childhood Outcomes Center States accountable for….
Programs working toward….
Providers focus on….
Children achieve…. Disconnect? Critical to the picture of what
we are all trying to accomplish BIG Early Childhood Outcomes Center Not just about creating a more seamless process…not just details and how Integration Early Childhood Outcomes Center Provides a better understanding of the child’s functional skills and abilities across settings

Provides a better understanding of the child’s functional limitations and need for assistive technology

Limits teams from suggesting the next test item as outcomes/interventions

Helps the family know what is expected at that age and where the child is at now

Focuses the conversation on functional skills not isolated skills WV - Integrating Global Outcomes With
IFSP Process Early Childhood Outcomes Center Formatting evaluation narrative in 3 outcome areas actually saves time & makes the discussion more meaningful for families.

Staff have entered into a stronger partnership with families, sharing the responsibility for the evaluation narrative with the families to provide the information that isn’t collected by the assessment tool. Implementation ‘AHAs’ Early Childhood Outcomes Center More understandable, measureable individualized IFSP outcomes

Families can tell when their children are achieving desired outcomes

Reinforces the assessment and planning cycle
Improves practice

Supports progress in the overarching areas that are central to EI Benefits Early Childhood Outcomes Center Socially validated – reflect what we are trying to achieve

Functional

They’re integrated – emphasize the whole child

Flexible – not wedded to one particular assessment, curriculum, or level of child functioning Why Use the Outcomes?? Thinking Early Childhood Outcomes Center … the 3 outcomes Early Childhood Outcomes Center States accountable for….
CDSAs working toward….
Providers focus on….
Children achieve…. Alignment Across Levels Early Childhood Outcomes Center Robin McWilliam
Donna Nylander
Lynda Pletcher
Sharon Ringwalt
Robin Rooney
Dathan Rush
Arlene Russell
M’Lisa Shelden
Donna Spiker
Karen Walker
Sharon Walsh
Naomi Younggren Betsy Ayankoya
Debbie Cate
Siobhan Colgan
Suzanne Cotterman
Debra Hannigan
Sandi Harrington
Connie Hawkins
Kathy Hebbeler
Joicey Hurth
Lynne Kahn
Christina Kasprzak
Anne Lucas Outcomes-IFSP/IEP Think Tank-2010 Participants Early Childhood Outcomes Center The 3 functional outcomes can be a framework, a lens, for viewing child functioning and planning intervention The 3 Outcomes as a
Guiding Framework Raters may not have enough information to make rating

Evaluation alone might not yield functional information

Rating with family can create a “mega meeting” Disadvantages: Reinforces focus on functional development

Expedites outcome rating before intervention

If using RBI as part of evaluation increased functional information is gathered

Advantages: Integrating Outcomes Measurement With Evaluation/Eligibility Acquiring and using knowledge and skills Taking appropriate action to meet needs Having positive social relationships Global Outcomes = Acquiring and using knowledge and skills Taking appropriate action to meet needs Having positive social relationships Global Outcomes = Acquiring and using knowledge and skills Taking appropriate action to meet needs Having positive social relationships Global Outcomes = IFSP Development Outcomes Conference
2008 Outcomes Conference
2009 IFSP Development Meets compliance indicators

Has staff who understand child development as it relates to COSF rating

Has agreement for commitment to early implementation from the local leadership or management team Integrating Outcomes
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With the IFSP Process
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