Inquiring Families Want to Know: Engaging Families in the Outcomes Rating Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jennifer Barrett Zitkus, Shannon Dunstan, Kathi Gillaspy, Pam Miller, Judy Swett, and Jennifer Zielinski 

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

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. The Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process is designed to be a team process, which includes the family of the child with a disability. Talking with and informing families about all the aspects of the early intervention and/or early childhood special education process is a marker of quality, and is absolutely essential for both individual child planning and accurate child outcomes measurement. This session addressed why the conversations with families are so critical. Four states shared their professional development methods designed to enhance both providers' and families' understanding of the COS process and their capacity to participate fully in rating discussions.

Topics: 
Child Outcomes
Topics: 
Child Outcomes Summary Process/COSF
Presentations
Presentation Title: 
IEP Outcomes Flow Chart
Presentation Files: 
Presentation Title: 
IFSP Outcomes Flow Chart
Presentation Files: 
Presentation Title: 
Measuring Outcomes Helps handout
Presentation Title: 
Inquiring Families Want to Know: Engaging Families in the Outcomes Rating Process