individualized family service plan

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(IFSP) (in'di-vij'yū-ăl-īzd fam'i-lē sĕr'vis plan)
The written contract that identifies the early intervention services designed for individual children and their families who are eligible for these services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (q.v.).

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.
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IT - Invitation to Bid (ITB):Provide Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Social Work Services
If your child is eligible for services, you and a team of professionals will meet to write an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP) to address the needs that were identified through the evaluation.
With the parent, an individual family service plan is designed.
This is why families are considered a vital part of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), for children aged zero to three years, then of the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
The Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a written plan for services provided for the child and his or her family in the child's natural environment.
Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) still emphasize child outcomes to the exclusion of broader family goals; service providers struggle with how to deliver services that include family input; and researchers and practitioners ponder "whether parent education and intervention on parent-infant interaction is encompassed within a family-centered framework, whether early intervention should be child-centered or family-centered, and whether the emphasis in early intervention should be relationship focused" (pp.

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