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Child Outcomes Resources

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Child Outcomes Resources
The Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) developed three child outcome areas in order to measure the benefit gained for child participation in early intervention programs like BabyNet.  These child outcomes match the development of children enrolled in the BabyNet program to typically developing same aged children.  The three Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)/Part C child outcomes are listed below.


OUTCOME 1:  POSITIVE SOCIO-EMOTIONAL SKILLS (INCLUDING SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS)

Making new friends and learning to get along with others is an important accomplishment of the early childhood years. Children develop a sense of who they are by having rich and rewarding experiences interacting with adults and peers. They also learn that different rules and norms apply to different everyday settings and that they need to adjust their behavior accordingly. This outcome focuses on the child’s functioning in these and closely related areas (as indicated by assessments and based on observations from individuals in close contact with the child):

  • Relating with adults
  • Relating with other children
  • Following rules related to groups or interacting with others (if older than 18 months.)

Recommended practices for promoting the social emotional development of young children:
http://www.challengingbehavior.org/do/resources/documents/rph_program_practices.pdf


Screening and Assessment for Social and Emotional Development and Linking to Program Planning:
http://www.ideainfanttoddler.org/webinars/J_Squires/lib/playback.html


The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center’s website link for resources related to early identification of challenging behaviors:
http://ectacenter.org/topics/menhealth/earlyid.asp
Aged Anchoring Tool for Outcome 1


OUTCOME 2:  ACQUIRING AND USING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Over the early childhood period, children display tremendous changes in what they know and can do. The knowledge and skills acquired in the early childhood years, such as those related to communication, pre-literacy and pre-numeracy, provide the foundation for success in kindergarten and the early school years.  This outcome focuses on the child’s functioning in these and closely related areas (as indicated by assessments and based on observations from individuals in close contact with the child):

  • Thinking, reasoning, remembering, and problem solving
  • Understanding symbols
  • Understanding the physical and social worlds

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center‘s website for resources related to early identification of specific populations: http://ectacenter.org/topics/earlyid/earlyid.asp
National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media, and Materials (NCIP) Library website for resources related to infants and emergent literacy: http://www2.edc.org/ncip/library/ec/Power_8.htm#anchor981490
Aged Anchoring Tool for Outcome 2


OUTCOME 3:  TAKING APPROPRIATE ACTION TO MEET NEEDS
As children develop, they become increasingly more capable of acting on their world. With the help of supportive adults, young children learn to address their needs in more sophisticated ways and with increasing independence. They integrate their developing skills, such as fine motor skills and increasingly complex communication skills, to achieve goals that are of value to them. This outcome focuses on the child’s functioning in these and closely related areas (as indicated by assessments and based on observations from individuals in close contact with the child):

  • Taking care of basic needs (e.g., showing hunger, dressing, feeding, toileting, etc.)
  • Contributing to own health and safety (e.g., follows rules, assists with hand washing, avoids inedible objects) (if older than 24 months)
  • Getting from place to place (mobility) and using tools (e.g., forks, pencils, strings attached to objects)

Aged Anchoring Tool for Outcome 3


STEP BY STEP VIDEO EXPLAINING THE THREE CHILD OUTCOMES


For more information regarding the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) requirements, visit the following link: http://projects.fpg.unc.edu/~eco/pages/fed_req.cfm#OSEPRequirements  For additional information concerning outcomes and the rating process view the following videos:
CHILD OUTCOME AREAS WITH PROGRESS INDICATORS


VIDEO:  UNDERSTANDING EARLY CHILD OUTCOMES
VIDEO: DETERMINING EARLY CHILD OUTCOME RATINGS

DATA INPUT PORTAL:  Entry Data or Exit Data

PRESENTATION:  QUICK REVIEW OF CHILD OUTCOMES PROCESS

BABYNET CHILD OUTCOMES MATERIALS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
BabyNet Service Coordinator ECO Checklist
BabyNet Service Provider ECO Checklist
Instructions for Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF)
Child Outcome Summary Form- COSF (1 page version)*
Child Outcomes Summary Form- COSF ( 3 page version)*
Decision Tree
Decision Tree (color version)
ECO Rating Scale & Definitions
*NOTE: There is only one COSF; however the form is offered in two different formats for ease of use and   preference.                                                                                                            

CROSSWALKS                                                                                                                              
Battelle Developmental Inventory - Second Edition (BDI-2) 
AEPS Crosswalk
The Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs (CCITSN)
HELP Crosswalk
           

FUNCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
Thinking Functionally
Tips Talking Parents
Conversations with Families
Age Appropriate Development
Milestones Checklist
Milestones by 18 months                                                                                                               
Milestones by 24 months                                                                                                      
Milestones by 3 and 4 Years of Age
Separation Anxiety
Dealing with Temper Tantrums
What is Positive Behavior Support (PBS)?
Bonding with Children

ADDITIONAL CHILD OUTCOMES WEBSITE RESOURCES                            
ECTAC Note Outcomes of Early Intervention
   

Outcomes 101
ECO website with Q&A: 
www.fpg.unc.edu/~eco/pages/faqs.cfm

Functional Assessment
Tips concerning functional assessment:
http://www.nectac.org/~pdfs/calls/2004/partcsettings/hanft.pdf

 



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