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Module Two: Lesson Three


Welcome to Early Steps Orientation Module Two, Lesson Three: Integrated Supports and Services-Utilizing a Team Based Primary Service Provider Model. In this lesson, the final three components of Robin McWilliam's Early Intervention in Natural Environments (EINE)-Five Component Model are presented. You will learn the Early Steps policies and procedures for implementing Component #3: Integrated Service Delivery, Component #4: Effective Home Visits, and Component #5: Collaborative Consultation to Child Care. This is the final lesson of the Early Steps Orientation Training Module Two: Early Steps Service Delivery System - Delivering Services in the Routines and Daily Activities of Young Children and their Families.

Please read the objectives below and begin the lesson.


Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Name the four purposes of Integrated Service Delivery.
  • Explain the role of the primary service provider in the Early Steps service delivery system.
  • Compare the characteristics of multi-, trans-, and interdisciplinary team models.
  • Identify the benefits of a transdisciplinary/primary service provider approach to early intervention service delivery.
  • Explain how a team determines the primary service provider.
  • Distinguish between caseload ratios for primary service providers in a dual role as a service coordinator and service coordinators who are not also primary service providers.
  • Describe how a team makes service decisions in a primary service provider approach.
  • State the goals of a consultative joint home visit with a specialist and a primary service provider.
  • Describe the three types of support that are the basis for family-centered, home-based early intervention.
  • Describe how the Vanderbilt Home Visit Script can be utilized on a home visit.
  • Identify the six key ingredients in successful integrated services in classroom programs.