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1 Family Assessment Tools: Identification of Concerns, Priorities and Resources o Kelly Jorgensen o Peggy Miksch o Sarah Walters o Vera Stroup-Rentier

2 Webinar Instructions  We recommend use of a land line. This will allow for clearest reception for you and for the presenters when you ask a question.  Dial into conference line :   Conference Code: If you need assistance please Contact Kim Page at or call ‐ 6550, Ext

3 Family Assessment: Participant Objectives  Participants will understand the definition of family assessment tools in Kansas  Participants will gain knowledge about the purpose of family assessment  Participant will understand the tools currently used and potentially used in their own programs

4 Family Assessment  Conversations with families  Interests, priorities, concerns and everyday routines and activities  Is purposeful and intentional  Not formal interviews or assessment of the family (Lucas, 2005)

5 Part C Federal Regulations  Section (a)(2)(i) clarifies that the term initial evaluation refers to the evaluation of a child that is used to determine his or her initial eligibility for services under Part C of the Act.  Section (a)(2)(iii) clarifies that the term initial assessments refers to the assessment of the child and the family assessment that are conducted prior to the child’s first IFSP meeting

6 Section (c)2 The Family-Directed Assessment Must-  ( i) Be voluntary on the part of each family member participating in the assessment;  (ii) Be based on information obtained through an assessment tool and also through an interview with those family members who elect to participate in the assessment; and  (iii) Include the family’s description of its resources, priorities, and concerns related to enhancing the child’s development.

7 Statewide IFSP: Page 4

8 Statewide IFSP: Page 7

9 Linked Systems to Approach Early Intervention and Family Assessment AssessmentEvaluation Outcome Development Intervention Family Professional

10 How Does Your Assessment Process Match With This One? AssessmentEvaluation Outcome Development Intervention Family Professional

11 Including Families in Your Assessment Process? AssessmentEvaluation Outcome Development Intervention Family Professional What stays the same? What do you need to add? What works best for your program and the families in it?

12 Assessment and Evaluation Programming System (AEPS): Family Report

13 Assessment and Evaluation Programming System (AEPS): Family Report

14 Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP): Family-Centered Interview

15 Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment

16 ECOMAP

17 Routines- Based Interview (RBI)

18 RBI-SAFER Combo

19 Asset- Based Context Matrix

20 Interest- Based Every Day Learning Activities

21 Family Needs Assessment

22 Routines-Based Early Intervention: Supporting Young Children and Their Families Dr. Robin McWilliam

23 Concluding Thoughts Regarding Family Assessment  Rationale for choosing the family assessment tools shared  Tools to avoid  Training and/or technical assistance

24 Questions

25 After Completion of this Webinar Please… 1. Complete the online evaluation available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ ZPLBSS6 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ ZPLBSS6 2. the names of those attending the webinar to This e- mail message will serve as your electronic sign in for the webinar. You will receive a reply message with your certificate of

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