Services and Staff
Individual Family Service Plan?
An Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a plan of services individualized for each child and family. A team of professionals and the child’s parents develop the IFSP. All eligible children with developmental delays or disabilities, from birth to kindergarten age, have an IFSP. The IFSP is a written plan that describes:
- The child’s abilities
- The child’s needs
- Services for the child and family
- Family outcomes related to the child’s needs
- Goals and objectives reflecting both the child’s developmental and special education needs.
What services does the EI/ECSE Program provide to children and families?
The focus of Oregon’s EI/ECSE services is on building the family’s capacity to meet the special needs of the child. This is accomplished by incorporating strategies for promoting the child’s development into family and community daily activities.
Services provided to Districts, Agencies, Children/Students and their Families include:
- Assistive communication devices and equipment loan
- Audiological evaluation and services
- Autism services
- Behavior services
- Deaf and hard of hearing services
- Developmental consultation/education
- Developmentally appropriate preschool (ages 3-5) emphasizing speech, language, cognitive, motor, and social/emotional development
- Interpreter and translation services
- Nursing services
- Parent/family education
- Parent support groups
- Physical and Occupational therapy
- Speech/language therapy
- Vision services
Licensed Teachers and Specialists in the EI/ECSE program have master’s degrees and are specifically trained in:
- Developmentally appropriate practices
- Early childhood education
- Services and education of children with special needs
- Speech and language development