We have been hearing from families about how services are being offered.
As we continue with remote services the definition of family centered care and use of family centered practices can guide us in our partnerships with families.
Family Centered Care Definition:
"Care that recognizes and respects the pivotal role of the family in the lives of children. It supports families in their natural care-giving roles, promotes normal patterns of living, and ensures family collaboration and choice in the provision of services to the child."
Let’s think about the definition as it relates to providing remote services:
- Are you connecting with parents about what they want and need during this time?
Our first consideration is the change in the environment where the child spends their day.
For Part C (Early Intervention Birth to Three services) – the change to remote services may not look very different, just how we connect with the family.
Part B/619 (Preschool Special Education services) – your primary objective should be to work with the family to address IEP goals.
Our task in remote learning is to achieve our IFSP outcomes and IEP goals using learning opportunities within the home/Natural Learning Environment.
Illustrated below in this graphic.