Strategies for Implementing Family-Centered Early Assessment and Intervention - AAQL0002

Strategies for Implementing Family-Centered Early Assessment and Intervention

by Arlene Stredler-Brown, CCC-SLP, CED
(4.2 / 47 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


A family-centered approach to early intervention for infants and toddlers who have disabilities and their families is recognized and required in federal mandates, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Regulations in the Code of Federal Regulation. These laws emphasize the inclusion of families in collaborative decision-making, goal setting, and treatment of their children. A family-centered approach actively involves parents and family members in the care and treatment of the child with disabilities. Understanding competencies for early interventionists, foundations for developing effective partnerships with families and how to coach parents in meeting their child’s therapeutic goals can assist in effective family-centered intervention sessions.


The goal of this family-centered early intervention continuing education program is to give therapists providing early intervention to infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities information about family-centered therapy and ways in which this therapy model is efficacious. After studying the information presented in this module, you will be able to:
  • Identify the components of a family-centered therapy session
  • Describe the intent of using a family-centered model
  • Discuss ways to shift current child-centered therapy practices to a family-centered therapy model.

Approval Information
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Arlene Stredler-Brown, CCC-SLP, CED, is an instructor in audiologic rehabilitation for the Department of Education and Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia, and a clinical instructor for the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine. She provides consultation and technical assistance to family-centered early intervention programs working with infants and toddlers with hearing loss in the United States and internationally. Ms. Stredler-Brown has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that relate to this educational activity.


Course Originally Released on: 1/4/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/17/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/12/2015

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Suzanne M - oberlin, OH  ·  Dec 30, 2014
This course offered some useful information about family centered therapy
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Katherine A - Harlingen, TX  ·  Dec 18, 2014
the topic was interesting and informative. i will be sharing the information i learned with my colleagues.
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Susie P - Henderson, TX  ·  Nov 08, 2014
This was very informative and it is so important to have the parents and other family members involved in their child's development on a daily basis to help them learn.
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Rebecca L - Knippa, TX  ·  Jul 10, 2014
very informative and useful information
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hilda r - orange grove, TX  ·  Mar 24, 2014
love the course it was very helpful, and I will be saving the information because it info I can use later
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00