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1 Results of the National Consensus Conference on Intervention Topical Session 6 Dorothy K. Marge, Ph.D., Moderator SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, New York

2 Combining Educational and Health Care Services Dorothy K. Marge, Ph.D. SUNY Upstate Medical University Department of PM & R

3 Coordination of Health Care and Educational Interventional Services Proposed requirements: Single of point of entry into state system of services Single of point of entry into state system of services Appointed advocate/coordinator for parents and child Appointed advocate/coordinator for parents and child Comprehensiveness of services Comprehensiveness of services Continuity of services Continuity of services

4 Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Each state should provide the family of an infant or toddler with hearing loss with a detailed IFSP that lists a timely, effective, and coordinated program of health care and educational services in the locality of the childs home. Each state should provide the family of an infant or toddler with hearing loss with a detailed IFSP that lists a timely, effective, and coordinated program of health care and educational services in the locality of the childs home. Resources for fully implementing the IFSP should be identified and guaranteed by the state and community entities. Resources for fully implementing the IFSP should be identified and guaranteed by the state and community entities.

5 Basic Qualifications of the Case Manager Fully informed about educational and health care needs of child Fully informed about educational and health care needs of child Demonstrated effectiveness in obtaining financial and other support to implement the IFSP Demonstrated effectiveness in obtaining financial and other support to implement the IFSP Evidence of good working relationships in coordinating health care and educational services Evidence of good working relationships in coordinating health care and educational services Dedication and time commitment for effective program implementation Dedication and time commitment for effective program implementation

6 The Role of the Advocate/Coordinator Describes all options for necessary services to parents Describes all options for necessary services to parents Assists in the development of the IFSP Assists in the development of the IFSP Oversees the implementation of the IFSP Oversees the implementation of the IFSP Provides the family and child with guidance and direction throughout the period from birth to age 3, assuring timeliness and quality of all health care and educational services Provides the family and child with guidance and direction throughout the period from birth to age 3, assuring timeliness and quality of all health care and educational services

7 Regional Centers of Excellence Each should have at least one Center of Excellence for the purposes of Each should have at least one Center of Excellence for the purposes of a. Referral for further diagnosis and management in complicated cases of hearing loss b. Professional training, technical assistance and dissemination of information c. Research and demonstration

8 References For more information on this topic, please see the following publication: For more information on this topic, please see the following publication: Marge, D.K. and Marge, M. (Co-editors). (June 2005). Beyond newborn hearing screening: Meeting the educational and health care needs of infants and young children with hearing loss in America. Syracuse, NY: SUNY Upstate Medical University. ( Select Publications)


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