Strategies to Involve Parents in Early Intervention

Author: Jenna Lequia, Ph.D.

An important element of early intervention programs across the country is the emphasis on the family unit. Parents and/or caregivers are active players throughout the early intervention process – evaluation, sessions, meetings, and transitioning to preschool. This module is intended to provide early intervention professionals with feasible strategies that can be used to increase parent involvement in sessions.

These online learning modules are part of the New York State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), Improving Family Centeredness Together (IFaCT) Project, aimed to improve family-centeredness in early intervention. The project is funded by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention.