ECI uses a team approach when providing services. If your child is found eligible, the next step is to conduct a team meeting to determine a plan of service unique to your child and family. In ECI, this plan is called the Individualized Family Service Plan.
Your child’s team includes you, a service coordinator and various ECI providers with expertise in the areas of development that are a concern. ECI recognizes you know your child best, and therefore you are considered an important member of the team.
The team explores you and your child’s routines, identifies your child’s strengths, and learns what you consider to be the priorities for services. This information is gathered to create the IFSP.
The IFSP is reviewed on a regular scheduled basis, or at the request of any team member, including you. This helps to ensure your plan is always addressing what is most important for your child and family.
Though most ECI services are provided at home, they can be provided in other places where your child goes regularly, such as a day care or other community setting.