Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 3, Lesson 3
1. Ms. Jones, an ITDS for Early Steps, is also the Service Coordinator for Ho Chung and his family who moved to The United States from Taiwan shortly after Ho was born. Ho was determined eligible for services when he was 8 months old. Ms. Jones is concerned that Ho needs further evaluation in the area of communication since he is now 2 years old and has not said his first word. Ho was originally referred to Early Steps by Dr. Peed who felt he was developmentally delayed. Ho spends 2 days a week in the Bunny Rabbit Child Care Center. The staff at the center also has concerns about Ho and has requested more help. Ms. Jones has been trying to contact Ho's family for three weeks and is growing frustrated with her failure to make contact. She has left numerous messages at home and at the child care center but no one has returned her call. What would you consider to be the next BEST option to help Ho and his family?
a. Ms. Jones should go ahead and set up a time to have a speech-language pathologist evaluate Ho next week on a day when he is at the Bunny Rabbit Child Care Center.
b. Ms. Jones should call Dr. Peed's office and ask his nurse to evaluate Ho in the communication domain using the language subtest of the Battelle Developmental Inventory.
c. Ms. Jones should contact Mr. Linn who is also from Taiwan and have him accompany her to the family home to discuss the evaluation with the Chung family.
d. Ms. Jones should discontinue trying to contact the Chung's.
2. Lisa Working is developing a report of the Hill family's background and resources for her team meeting on Friday. She writes, 'Mr. Hill is an uninvolved father and Mrs. Hill shows little concern for her developmentally delayed 16 month old child.' It would have been better if Lisa had written,
a. 'Mr. Hill is never home and Mrs. Hill does not enjoy babies.'
b. 'Mrs. Hill is overwhelmed with taking care of a 16 month old child with developmental delays.'
c. 'Mr. and Mrs. Hill's relationship is stressed by the fact that they have a developmentally delayed child.'
d. 'Mrs. Hill has 5 children. Three are under the age of 5 and Mr. Hill is working two jobs in order to meet their financial obligations.'
3. Family assessment should
a. occur only during the First Contacts.
b. be on-going, beginning with First Contacts through the assessment, planning and intervention phases of services.
c. include only the parent's background.
d. occur after the child's needs are determined.
4. If a family does not agree with the information and services that the professionals on the team recommended for the IFSP, the family
a. has to go along with the recommendations.
b. has the right to sue the agency.
c. should recognize that professionals are extremely knowledgeable and accept their recommendations and agree to the services.
d. should decline the services because they do not agree with the recommendations and ask for another IFSP meeting in order to discuss their concerns and suggestions.
5. Procedural safeguards should
a. be presented to the family in an understandable format void of educational jargon.
b. be presented to the family in as legal a way as possible.
c. be sent through the mail special delivery so that the parent can sign that they have received the procedural safeguards.
d. be given to the parent following the assessment process and prior to writing the IFSP.
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