Comparisons Between an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Young Children with Special Needs
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
- Defines the family and the child as the recipients of services
- Focuses on the natural environments in which the child and the family live and interact
- Encourages intervention within home and community routines
- Includes interventions, supports, and services from a variety of health and human service organizations as well as education
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Defines the child as the recipient of services, although it may offer the family recommendations and suggestions
- Tends to focus on interventions in classroom/school settings
- Includes interventions, supports, and related services with primarily school-based personnel
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