Coordination and Collaboration

Definition

Alignment of early childhood intervention services, interventions, and community resources to support a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-agency service delivery process for infants and young children with disabilities and their families.

Indicators

 Definition and Indicators
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the family and service providers across disciplines and agencies throughout the service delivery process.
  • Uses effective communication skills (listening, speaking, writing) with others.
  • Shares information and resources with service providers and agencies.3.4  Uses evidence-based practices during interventions with a child, family and/or other caregivers and teachers.
  • Coordinates the delivery of early childhood intervention services, resources, and supports with service providers and agencies.
  • Collaborates with service providers and agencies to facilitate a team approach to early childhood intervention.
  • Collaborates with the family, service providers, and agencies to develop, implement, and monitor an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or an intervention or learning plan.
  • Provides information, guidance, and education to families about early childhood intervention and inclusive service delivery models.
  • Demonstrates negotiation and leadership skills with service providers and agencies to problem solve and take necessary actions to benefit the child and family.
  • Facilitates transitions from Part C or 619 programs to another program with the family and service providers from different disciplines and agencies.

Case studies illustrate the cross-disciplinary competencies and are for use by Higher Education faculty and Professional development staff.
Case Study: Coordination and Collaboration .pdf