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Karen McCurdy, Alison Tovar, Jill L Kaar, Maya Vadiveloo
PURPOSE: Modifiable aspects of the family environment that contribute to overweight in younger children have been identified, including parental feeding practices, child eating behaviors, and parenting practices related to eating and household routines. Maternal depression influences many of these factors, yet research examining pathways that may link maternal depression through the family environment to child weight is lacking. The current study examined parental feeding practices, child eating behaviors, and eating and household routines as potential mediators between maternal depressive symptoms and child weight at age six...
December 29, 2018: Appetite
Michelle M Kelly
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Preterm birth is a significant public health issue, with children born prematurely experiencing educational and health difficulties throughout childhood. The aim of the descriptive secondary data analysis was to compare health implications and educational experiences in children born prematurely compared with children born at term. METHODS: The 2011/2012 National Survey of Children's Health data set was explored using separate chi-square tests of homogeneity to investigate differences in the occurrence of chronic health conditions and educationally relevant outcomes: individualized family services plan/individualized education plan (IFSP/IEP), and grade repetition between children born prematurely compared with those born at term...
March 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Kathryn Polmanteer, Vicki Turbiville
Speech-language pathologists are the most frequent providers of services to infants and toddlers who have disabilities and their families. Because of this role, they are often involved with the family in the development of the individualized family service plan (IFSP). The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children has developed a set of recommended practices for the development of the IFSP that reflects family-centered practices. This article describes those recommended practices and provides a summary of recent research examining their use in Kansas as an example of how they can be used as a component of program review...
January 1, 2000: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
Milutin Kostic, Elisa Canu, Federica Agosta, Ana Munjiza, Ivana Novakovic, Valerija Dobricic, Pilar Maria Ferraro, Vera Miler Jerkovic, Tatjana Pekmezovic, Dusica Lecic Tosevski, Massimo Filippi
In major depressive disorder (MDD), the need to study multiple-gene effect on brain structure is emerging. Our aim was to assess the effect of accumulation of specific SERT, BDNF and COMT gene functional polymorphisms on brain structure in MDD patients. Seventy-seven MDD patients and 66 controls underwent a clinical assessment, genetic testing and MRI scan. Compared with controls, patients were more BDNF-Val homozygotes, COMT-Met carriers and SERT-L' carriers. Thus, subjects were split into three groups: 1...
June 2016: Human Brain Mapping
Carolanne Aaron, Lisa A Chiarello, Robert J Palisano, Edward Gracely, Margaret O'Neil, Thubi Kolobe
AIMS: In America, children with disabilities and their families may receive early intervention (EI) services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). The IDEA mandates that decisions on service delivery are based on the needs of the child and family. It is unclear how decisions on intensity of services are made in EI. The purpose of this study was to determine whether parent participation and team support are determinants of the recommendation for intensity of service at the initial Individualized Family Service Planning (IFSP) meeting...
November 2014: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Aidan Woods, Catherine B Woods
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to (i) explore the perceptions of elite Irish rowers on the role of sports physiotherapy during their sports career, (ii) to compare their information to the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists (IFSP) competencies and standards and (iii) to use the information gathered to highlight issues regarding quality of sports physiotherapy services, and how these services could be enhanced. DESIGN: Participants completed a short open-ended questionnaire that evaluated the service provided by sports physiotherapists...
February 2012: Physical Therapy in Sport
Kris Pizur-Barnekow, Timothy Patrick, Paula M Rhyner, Lillian Folk, Kara Anderson
This descriptive study examined the readability levels of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs). The readability of 85 de-identified IFSP documents developed by seven agencies that serve families and children enrolled in a county early intervention program was analyzed using Flesch Kincaid grade levels and Flesch reading ease scores. The average Flesch Kincaid grade level of the entire IFSP documents was 8.0, indicating that the text was written at the 8th grade reading level. The Flesch reading ease mean score for all of the IFSP documents was 58...
August 2010: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Catherine Bulley, Marie Donaghy
UNLABELLED: In a world of rapidly developing knowledge it is important that professions describe their roles and capabilities. The need for a thorough description of sports physiotherapy was addressed through collaboration between the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy (IFSP) and five European higher education institutions. This resulted in the Sports Physiotherapy for All Project, which has been successful in developing internationally accepted competencies and standards for sports physiotherapists...
2008: Journal of Allied Health
Claire Kim, Katherine Disare, Melissa Pfeiffer, Bonnie D Kerker, Katharine H McVeigh
BACKGROUND: The Early Intervention (EI) Program of the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provides therapeutic services to children under 3 years of age with developmental delays or disabilities. Although the EI Program targets delivery of services within 21 days of the meeting at which the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed, the designation of a service provider alone often takes longer than that. OBJECTIVE: This study examined associations between individual and neighborhood characteristics and timeliness of provider designation in NYC...
February 2009: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
Cecilia E Casanueva, Theodore P Cross, Heather Ringeisen
This study examines levels of developmental need in young children investigated by child protective services, estimates early intervention service use, and examines need and service use variations during the 5-6 years after investigation on the basis of maltreatment substantiation status. Data were from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, the first nationally representative study of children investigated for maltreatment. The sample comprised 1,845 children aged 0 to 36 months at baseline...
August 2008: Child Maltreatment
R J Graham, D M Pemstein, J S Palfrey
PURPOSE: To measure enrollment of children with mechanical respiratory support needs within the Massachusetts early intervention programmes (EIP) and describe challenges in execution of individual family service plans (IFSPs). METHODS: Mixed methods provided a complementary assessment. Quantitative data were collected in 2005 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts EIP administrative database as part of a cross-sectional state census. Qualitative data were retrieved from EIP regional coordinators in a key informant focus group...
May 2008: Child: Care, Health and Development
Min Wu, Paula M Rhyner, Cheng Thao, Liz Kraniak, Christine Cronk, Katie Cruise
Approximately 2% of children from birth through 2 years of age were identified as having disabilities in 2000. To provide effective intervention services to each child is important. Children with disabilities from birth to 3 years of age who receive early intervention services have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). In some community early intervention programs, IFSP data are collected and stored in paper-based format, making it difficult to retrieve information in an efficient manner. Information technology strategies could address these problems, thus enhancing the efficiency of the information management...
December 2007: Journal of Medical Systems
Chih-Huey Chou
About ten years ago in Taiwan, the government initiated early intervention for development-delayed children. For the purpose of early detection of latent cases and providing early intervention at the prime time for children, nurses are involved in the service, and their main contribution is in the screening procedure. Early intervention emphasizes the family-centered approach, the philosophy of which is the same as that of family nursing. With similar concerns as its axis, this article discusses the meaning and essential concepts or elements of early intervention practice, including the family assessment and individual family service plan (IFSP), home-based early intervention, family support, parent participation, parent education, etc...
October 2007: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
J Daniel Cartwright
Children and adolescents with chronic diseases and disabling conditions often need educationally related services. As medical home providers, physicians and other health care professionals can assist children, adolescents, and their families with the complex federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and systems associated with these services. Expanded roles for physicians and other health care professionals in individualized family service plan, individualized education plan, and Section 504 plan development and implementation are recommended...
June 2007: Pediatrics
Cheng Thao, Min Wu
An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a widely used service plan for children with disabilities in the community health. This project developed a hand-held computer application to collect IFSP data from children families. The tool provides user friendly interfaces in a Tablet PC, using E-tables.
2006: AMIA ... Annual Symposium Proceedings
M F Giannoni, R Ciatti, L Capoccia, M Ruggiero, M Dauri, P P Mariani
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the role of combined mechanical and pharmacological prophylaxis in the prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after total knee replacement (TKR). DESIGN: prospective case series study. METHODS: Between October 2002 and June 2003, 38 total knee procedures were carried out on 34 patients (4 patients had bilateral TKR). To exclude the presence of a concomitant DVT echo-color-flow of the legs was performed between 2 and 1 week prior to surgery, in the postoperative period (before discharging) and 30 days after surgery...
September 2006: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
J C Rubyogo, P M Murithii, G J O Agumbah, G Obhai
This paper describes a study on the sustainability of Community-based Animal Health Worker (CAHW) services in Mwingi District, Kenya. These services began in 1992 and were supported by the District Veterinary Authority (DVA) with assistance from the Integrated Food Security Programme-Eastern (IFSP-E). Over time and using a process of participatory reviews with multiple stakeholders, the system evolved into a network of CAHWs. The study focused on CAHWs' service sustainability and their relationships with other animal health service providers...
May 2005: Tropical Animal Health and Production
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The Individual Education Plan and Individual Family Service Plan are legally mandated documents developed by a multidisciplinary team assessment that specifies goals and services for each child eligible for special educational services or early intervention services. Pediatricians need to be knowledgeable of federal, state, and local requirements; establish linkages with early intervention, educational professionals, and parent support groups; and collaborate with the team working with individual children.
July 1999: Pediatrics
R Krehbiel, G Munsick-Bruno, J R Lowe
In summary, newborn intensive care is a rapidly changing field serving a heterogeneous population of infants and families. A family-centered/developmental perspective needs to be incorporated as a part of basic nursery care. Some infants and families have developmental needs beyond this baseline. The ability to respond to these needs is supported by PL 99-457. A way to sort out which infants and families might benefit from entering the IFSP process has been described. The IFSP process and plan have been presented and a framework for integrating this continuum of care into the NICU has been proposed...
1991: Children's Health Care: Journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health
R H Bradley, H P Parette, A VanBiervliet
Health care social workers are increasingly providing services to young children who are technology-dependent through participation on individualized family service plan (IFSP) teams, as well as in clinical settings. Such participation suggests that new models for assessing the impact of medical technologies on family functioning will, of necessity, also begin to emerge. Assessment implications from a family systems perspective are presented that may be used to guide the development of future assessment strategies for health care social workers...
1995: Social Work in Health Care
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