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IFSP

Abbreviation for individualized family service plan.

plan

(plan) [Fr. plan, ground, groundwork, plan]
The conscious design of desired future states and of the goals, objectives, and activities required.

birth plan

Written specifications for the management of labor, delivery, and recovery as desired by the expectant mother or couple and approved by the physician or midwife. Components usually include pain management techniques and comfort during labor; medications that may be used; family participation and other maternal supporters; methods that may be employed for anesthesia, delivery and monitoring; and early care of the newborn.
See: Lamaze method; Leboyer method

care plan

A description of the goals, prognosis, and proposed interventions for a particular patient, including criteria for discharge and the optimal duration and frequency of therapeutic interventions.

dental care plan

1. The statement of the goals and procedures related to the dentist's care for the patient, based on medical history, oral examination, and oral radiographs.
2. Third-party insurance that covers part or all of the cost for regular dental care.

disaster recovery plan

A document defining the resources, actions, tasks, and data for managing the recovery of lost databases, programs, or other computing functions in the event of catastrophic damage to the computing infrastructure of an organization.

eating plan

Diet (2).

emergency action plan

1. A protocol used during catastrophic events or mass casualties.
2. A protocol for use during hectic, or rapidly changing conditions in patient care.

health plan

A corporation that provides medical insurance.

individual education plan

Abbreviation: IEP
A federally required, individual program of goals and methods for addressing needs of students receiving special education and related services in public schools. The goals and methods are required under the provisions of federal legislation providing for a free and appropriate public education for individuals with disabilities, as amended (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA]-PL 101–476, amended in 2004). The law mandates that for each child receiving special education services under the act, a written plan, involving input from teachers, service providers, and parents, will document the needs of the child, how those special needs will be addressed, and when and how the effectiveness of the services will be evaluated.

individualized family service plan

Abbreviation: IFSP
A written document, developed by service personnel and parents of young children with disabilities, that describes plans for intervention and educational placement. Twenty-five percent of occupational therapists now practice in school settings in order to meet the legislated mandate for public schools to provide related services for children with disabilities.

medical care plan

The goals of the physician's care and the treatment instituted to accomplish them.

nursing care plan

The statement of the goals and objectives of the nursing care provided for the patient and the activities or tasks required to accomplish the plan, including the criteria to be used to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of the plan.

treatment plan

A therapeutic strategy that may incorporate patient education, dietary adjustment, an exercise program, drug therapy, and the participation of nursing and allied health professionals. Treatment plans are esp. important in the optimal management of complex or chronic illnesses.

written action plan

Abbreviation: WAP
A flexible script that patients may use to guide their own outpatient therapy when they experience deterioration in a chronic condition.

Patient care

WAPs were initially introduced into asthma therapy to guide the use of inhaled and oral steroids, but they can be used for other conditions.

WAPs typically include: 1. How to recognize signs of worsening illness; 2. treatment protocols; 3. the duration of and how to modify or increase the intensity of treatments; 4. When to seek additional help from health care professionals.


individualized family service plan

Abbreviation: IFSP
A written document, developed by service personnel and parents of young children with disabilities, that describes plans for intervention and educational placement. Twenty-five percent of occupational therapists now practice in school settings in order to meet the legislated mandate for public schools to provide related services for children with disabilities.
See also: plan
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This is sometimes a difficult change for parents whose ideas for their child and education suddenly have much less influence at the meeting table than during the IFSP process.
In addition to the Corporations Act 2001, there is consumer credit legislation with which IFSPs would have to comply even though their services might be described more accurately as 'equity-based' rather than 'debt-based'.
demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the breadth of issues related to moving children and families from infant and toddler services to preschool or other services, including the rationale for transition planning, transition planning relative to policy and the IFSP process, family involvement and support, and critical events and markers of the transition process
Equally important is the need for Medicaid agencies to monitor access to covered services recommended in IFSPs through focused studies and to specify provider network requirements that include early intervention service providers in their managed care contracts.
For example, the proportions of children who had an IFSP before the age of 3 were higher, mean number of weeks premature was larger, and mean birth weight was smaller for children whose assigned subgroup included limitations related to health and physical functional abilities.
School policy x documents Mission statement x PL 94-142 x Annual school x report Teacher annual x x goals performance appraisals Annual family x surveys IEPs, IFSPs x Documentation of children's progress (digital portfolios, play journals, staff notes) Documentation of x mid-year and end-of- year conferences with families "Over-the-gate" conversations with family members Phone and E-mail x x mini-conferences with family members Staff meeting x x minutes What does What do it take for a families of teacher to all children successfully in- need and elude children how can with special we support needs in school them?
Early childhood general and special education teachers--plan and provide educationally relevant interventions and other services based on the IEP or IFSP
Furthermore, federal law, specifically the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), mandates collaboration between parents and throughout the entire special education process, not just when the IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) or IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) is being developed.
Northumberland Trading Standards is one of the most active authorities in the UK," said Philip Scatchard of the IFSP.
For example, within school systems, IFSP meetings require careful documentation of a child's needs, how they were determined, what will be done to meet the needs, at what cost, to whom, etc.