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Module Two: Lesson Three


The Primary Service Provider

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1. Which of the following are the three key elements of the primary service provider model?
a. Visits by the primary service provider who is the same individual as long as the child is eligible, to the extent possible. Joint visits with other team members. Functional goals.
b. Weekly visits by the primary service provider. Joint visits with other team members. Functional goals.
c. Weekly visits by the primary service provider. Multiple providers making separate home visits. Functional goals.
2. Which five of the following factors should the IFSP team consider when choosing a Primary Service Provider?
a. Caseload size
b. Proximity to the family
c. Child's age
d. IFSP outcomes
e. Number of hours of therapy needed
f. Relationships with family/caregivers
g. Expertise in the areas of support needed by the child and family/caregivers
h. Number of siblings
3. The Primary Service Provider may also be the Service Coordinator.
a. True
b. False
4. In the EINE model, other professionals provide services to the child and family separate from the primary service provider (PSP).
a. True
b. False
5. When does the IFSP team decide what services should be delivered?
a. Before the IFSP team writes outcomes.
b. During the Routines-Based Interview as the family prioritizes outcomes.
c. After the IFSP team decides upon outcomes.
d. The IFSP team does not make this decision, it is up to the primary service provider.
6.The intensity of joint home visits depends on child, family, and primary service provider needs. The main opportunity for consultation between the PSP and other team members is the joint home visit. Joint home visits are focused on "consultation" from the specialist around needs related to functioning in routines. What are the four goals of the joint home visit?
a. Determine the problem contributing to the routines-based need.
b. Provide information that will enhance intervention between home visits.
c. Conduct parent counseling sessions.
d. Provide other information.
e. Enhance the competence and confidence of the caregiver and the PSP.
f. Conduct child-centered therapy sessions.


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