• Journal Article

Family-focused intervention: A functional model for planning, implementing, and evaluating individualized family services in early intervention

Citation

Bailey, D., Simeonsson, R. J., Winton, P. J., Huntington, G. S., Comfort, M., Isbell, P., ... Helm, J. M. (1986). Family-focused intervention: A functional model for planning, implementing, and evaluating individualized family services in early intervention. Journal of Early Intervention, 10(2), 156-171. DOI: 10.1177/105381518601000207

Abstract

The provision of Individualized services to families with young handicapped children has been hampered by the lack of a practical model. This article describes a functional model for assessing family needs, specifying family goals, implementing family services, and evaluating effectiveness. The model draws on the "goodness-of-fit" concept to individualize family services in order to optimize the "fit" between family, child, and services provided.