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Module 6: Content of the IFSP

Module 6: Content of the IFSP

September 2014
A legacy training module from NICHCY

Every child receiving early intervention services under Part C of IDEA must have an IFSP—an individualized family service plan.

This module takes a detailed look at the content that must be included in each child’s IFSP, according to the Part C regulations. Module 6 includes:

  • 1 slideshow presentation;
  • a trainer’s guide explaining all the content;
  • a Speaker’s Notes version of the slideshow; and
  • 2 handouts and 1 optional activity sheet for participants.

Please help yourself! Download the components you need to learn on your own and/or to train others on the content of the IFSP.

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Files You’ll Need to Download

Trainer’s Guide | The trainer’s guide to Module 6 takes a close look at each element that’s included in the IFSP of a baby or toddler receiving early intervention services under Part C of IDEA. Moving slide by slide, the trainer’s guide provides images of each slide, instructions for how to operate the slide (e.g., when to click to reveal more of the slide or to advance to the next slide), and an explanation of the content on the slide. The trainer’s guide is available in two formats, for your convenience:

PDF | Trainer’s Guide for Module 6 (62 pages)

Word | Trainer’s Guide for Module 6 (for accessibility)

Slideshow | The slideshow for Module 6 has 21 slides in total. The file is provided as a PowerPoint Show. Download the file to your computer. As a SHOW, the slideshow will automatically launch when you open the file. It will then operate as described in the Trainer’s Guide.

Slideshow for Module 6

Speaker Notes | We know from experience that many trainers find it helpful to have a Speaker Notes version of the slideshow. The Speaker Notes version shows each slide picture and provides blank lines below (for taking notes). Use the Speaker Notes version for your own planning (it’s in Word, so you can add your own notes where the blank lines are) or share it with participants for their own taking of notes.

Speaker Notes version of the slides in Module 6 | in Word

Pictures of individual slides in Module 6 | in PDF (6 pages)

Handouts  and Activity Sheets for Participants | Module 6 comes with 2 handouts and 1 optional activity sheet for you to share with participants. Each is provided in PDF and Word formats. The PDF is designed to share with participants. The Word version is made available for those participants who need or request accessible materials.

Handout  8 | Individualized Family Service Plan  (IDEA’s verbatim regulations)

~~ Handout 8 in PDF
~~ Handout 8 in Word (for accessibility)

Handout  11 | Model IFSP Form (developed by the U.S. Department of Education

~~ Handout 11 in PDF
~~ Handout 11 in Word (for accessibility)

Activity Sheet 9 | IFSP Review

~~ Activity Sheet 9 in PDF
~~ Activity Sheet 9 in Word (for accessibility)

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And there you have it, Module 6 on the required content of the IFSP. We wish you good luck with all your trainings!

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SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources