Child Functioning in Routines as Information for Child Outcomes Reporting

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Robin McWilliam and Naomi Younggren

Age: 
0-3/Part C /Early Intervention
Age: 
3-5/Section 619/Preschool
Year: 
2012
Month: 
October
Abstract: 

To help make the data going into child outcomes reporting meaningful, teams should consider the child's functional participation in everyday routines. The Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships in Routines (MEISR) is a tool for rating functional behaviors commonly seen in the home routines of infants and toddlers. Family members complete the scale with items cross-referenced by the three federal child outcomes as well as the five domains required for the IFSP. The MEISR can also be used to age anchor children's functional skills discovered through authentic assessment. Whether used as a quantitative source of data or in a qualitative way to discuss OSEP outcomes, the MEISR could help ensure that outcomes reporting is related to meaningful participation.

Topics: 
Child Outcomes
Topics: 
Data Collection
Presentations
Presentation Title: 
MEISR Handout
Presentation Title: 
Child Functioning in Routines as Information for Child Outcomes Reporting