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Research Article  |   March 1992
A Comparison of the Individualized Education Plan and the Individualized Family Service Plan
Author Affiliations
  • Bonnie Decker, MHS, OTR/L, is Instructor, School of Health Related Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
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Early Intervention / School-Based Practice / Education
Research Article   |   March 1992
A Comparison of the Individualized Education Plan and the Individualized Family Service Plan
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1992, Vol. 46, 247-252. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.3.247
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1992, Vol. 46, 247-252. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.3.247
Abstract

The individualized education plan (IEP) and the individualized family service plan (IFSP) are mandated for children with special needs. Occupational therapists participate in the development of both the IEP and the IFSP. This paper summarizes the similarities and the differences in the mandated components. The components addressed are (a) information about the child’s status, (b) information about the family, (c) outcomes for the child and family, (d) intervention services, (e) other services, (f) dates and duration of services, (g) selection of a case manager, and (h) transition plans.