Team Models and Approaches in Early Intervention: What Really Matters?


Interprofessional, multi-disciplinary, primary service provider - what does it all mean and what really matters? Most importantly, does the definition or structure of a team make a difference in child and family outcomes? The importance of collaboration and teaming in optimizing family-centered outcomes is well-established in the early intervention literature. However, questions remain about what teaming model or approach, is evidence-based and the best practice model for early intervention. In this session we will review the different teaming models, examine evidence and best practices for collaborative care in early intervention, and discuss strategies to facilitate effective team-based practices to holistically support the diverse needs of young children and their families. Participants will consider confounding questions about the influences team function can have on child and family outcomes while also examining their personal experiences as an early intervention team member. The session will include examples of and resources for high quality teaming practices that are universal to all teaming models or approaches.

Location Teleconference

Date 11/21/2021 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Check in 5:00 PM)
Sponsor APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Trainer Jessica Barreca, PT, DPT
Contact APTA Pediatrics (800) 970-5051
Principles 1. Support families
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
Credit Hours 1.5 - Intervention
Status Closed