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Module One: Lesson Two



1. Do these outcomes apply only to high quality service coordination or are they outcomes that children and families value and are the responsibility of all early intervention providers?

The eight outcomes of high quality service coordination identified by the Research and Training Center on Service Coordination are consistent with the tenets of the Early Steps service delivery system and all early intervention practitioners are expected to strive for the same quality outcomes.


2. What can I do in my involvement with children and families to assist in attaining these outcomes?

The answer to this question is unique to each early intervention provider and his or her roles and responsibilities within the Early Steps system. All providers should examine their practices and consider how they can support the following eight outcomes in their work with children and families.

  1. Families make informed decisions about resources and supports in the community for their children.
  2. Families acquire or maintain a quality of life that enhances their well-being.
  3. Families have the tools, knowledge and support to access resources.
  4. Families are knowledgeable about their child's unique needs.
  5. Children's development is enhanced.
  6. Children are safe and healthy.
  7. Children have successful transitions.
  8. Children and families receive early intervention services that are individualized, coordinated, and effective.


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