presented by Elisa Kennedy
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Elisa Kennedy, PT, PhD, PCS
Elizabeth "Elisa" T. Kennedy, PT, PhD, PCS, is an Associate Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy (PT), and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL. She received a PhD in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Georgia,…Read full bio
1. Defining family-centered care (FCC) under Part C of IDEA
This chapter provides an evidence-based overview of FCC and explains the role of the clinician working in collaboration with families under Part C of IDEA.
2. Theoretical Framework Guiding Family-Centered Care in Early Intervention
This chapter describes the theoretical framework for service delivery in early intervention, allowing for the complexities of “real families” in the naturalistic settings.
3. Evidenced-Based Practice Linked to FCC
This chapter provides the practitioner with an understanding of the impact of early experiences on early brain development, functional neuroplasticity, and models of influence impacted by family systems.
4. Developing Meaningful EI Services Through a FCC Approach
The focus of the chapter is on developing meaningful goals and preparing for services with an emphasis on supporting the family and the child. This chapter provides clinicians with methods to cultivate and refine interview skills for the purpose of collecting, managing, and interpreting essential information to enhance developmental outcomes.
5. Supporting Families to Optimize Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in EI
The focus of this chapter is to explore various strategies for the application of family-centered services to promote successful neurodevelopmental outcomes.