Tip Sheets for Transitioning Back to In-Home Early Intervention
ECC recently developed tip sheets for early intervention providers who are starting to transition from tele-intervention back to in-home visits with families. Both tip sheets are located on the ECC website here
One tip sheet is for providers and gives guidance around how to talk with families about the potential shift from tele-intervention to in-person visits. This includes sharing information with families about the importance of continuing to use coaching practices even when the provider is no longer working remotely. Providers are directed to the FGRBI website for more information about how to continue coaching families to take the lead during early intervention sessions, whether the session is happening in the home or virtually.
A second tip sheet was created for families to answer question such as Do we have to go back to in-person services? and Will my provider be wearing a mask? and When my provider comes back into our home, will our sessions be the same as before? These tip sheets were designed to support First Steps staff to communicate effectively with families during this next transition in service provision.