Bonnie Decker; A Comparison of the Individualized Education Plan and the Individualized Family Service Plan. Am J Occup Ther 1992;46(3):247–252. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.46.3.247
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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.
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