individualized family service plan
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Related to individualized family service plan: Least Restrictive Environment, Individualized Education Plan
in·di·vid·u·a·lized fam·i·ly ser·vice plan(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 planAbbreviation: 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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