This topical guide on the family’s role in assessment will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.
- Individualized Family Service Plan: Bri, Her Family and Early Intervention
HQ 784.H3 .I53 646065966
Produced by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program, this video presents an example of a meeting where families and professionals develop an individualized family services plan meeting.
- Successfully Parenting Your Baby with Special Needs
HQ 759.913 .S833 1999 163568655
Edvantage Media, 1999
This video provides a comprehensive, easy-to-follow introduction to early intervention services, including how parents can best communicate with professionals on how to meet the needs of their young child.
The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us
for more information.
- The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals: Partnering for Success
WS 350.6 K27e 2010 369296194
Teachers College Press, 2010
Keilty explains what early intervention looks like and how families can best partner with professionals so that young children can learn, grow, and thrive. The book includes a chapter on assessment and planning outlining how parents and professionals can work together throughout the process.
- Young Exceptional Children, 39(1), 2-11
Strategies for Achieving: Family-Driven Assessment and Intervention Planning
Harriet A. Boone & Elizabeth Crais. (1999)
This article describes how to introduce a family to the early intervention system and involve them in the assessment process.
- Young Exceptional Children, 9(2), 2-11
Moving From Assessment Information to IFSPs: Guidelines for a Family-Centered Process
Lee Ann Jung & Jennifer Grisham-Brown. (2006)
This article shows how information gathered in the assessment process is used to develop goals for young children and families.
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.