The implementation of Part H of IDEA (formerly PL 99-457) will increase the current demand for personnel who provide services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. A significant shortage, however, exists in most such professions. This article presents the use of consultation, as it is traditionally defined in the mental health professions, as a possible service delivery option to use in early intervention. The authors describe consultation—its applications to work with families—and a case study of a child receiving early intervention services and offer verbal consultation strategies to use with the family.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health