TECS Child Outcomes Data Webinar


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  • TECS Child Outcomes Data Webinar

    1. 1. Live Participation Times: 9:00am-10:15am and 11:45am-1:00pm Audience: All BabyNet System Personnel and Contracted Providers Sponsored by the Team for Early Childhood Solutions (TECS) Facilitated by Lesly Wilson, PhD, OTR/L
    2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>Overview of Child Outcomes Measures(10mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Child Outcomes Data Collection Resources (25mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the South Carolina Child Outcomes Data Collection Process & Team Member Roles (25mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Answers (15mins) </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>OBJECTIVES </li></ul><ul><li>Review IDEA 2004 Reauthorization </li></ul><ul><li>Define The Three Child Outcomes Measures </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>IDEA 2004: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The primary focus of Federal and State monitoring activities shall be on improving education results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities…..” </li></ul><ul><li>( P.L. 108-446 ) </li></ul>Federal Legislation OSEP national
    5. 5. OSEP Child Outcomes Positive Social Emotional Relationships Acquisition and Use of Knowledge and Skills Appropriate use of behaviors to meet needs OSEP FEDERAL
    6. 6. <ul><li>To increase the % of children who </li></ul><ul><ul><li>function at the level of their same-age peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make progress toward the level of their same-age peers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To decrease the % of children who do not make progress toward the level of their same-age peers </li></ul>Goal OSEP FEDERAL
    7. 7. <ul><li>OBJECTIVES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review TECS Website Resources (e.g. Forms, FAQ, Developmental Milestones, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review TECSBOOK (e.g. Child Outcomes Training Series) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. 1. Visit the TECS Website: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/tecs/index.htm 2. Look on the left hand side of screen AND 3. Click on Child and Family Outcomes
    9. 10. Child Outcomes Resource Page Direct link to page: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/tecs/childoutcomesinforevised.htm
    10. 11. <ul><li>Child Outcomes Process Resources TECS Tab- Information on CBAs, PDF version (32 K) Instructions for Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF ) Child Outcome Summary Form- COSF (1 page version) * Child Outcomes Summary Form- COSF ( 3 page version) * Assessment EPS Crosswalk, PDF version (115 K) HELP Crosswalk, PDF version (91 K) Creative Curriculum Crosswalk ECO Rating Scale & Definitions, PDF version (23 K)               Decision Tree, PDF version (20 K) Decision Tree (color version), PDF version (54 K) *NOTE: There is only one COSF; however the form is offered in two different formats for ease of use and   preference. </li></ul>TECS RESOURCES
    11. 12. TECS RESOURCES <ul><li>Functional Development Resources   Thinking Functionally, PDF version (81 K) Tips Talking Parents, PDF version (39 K) Conversations with Families, Word version (35 K) Age Appropriate Development Milestones Checklist, PDF version (519 K) Milestones by 3 and 4 Years of Age Separation Anxiety Dealing with Temper Tantrums What is Positive Behavior Support (PBS)? Bonding with Children </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Archived Child Outcomes Training Events & Materials from Aug. 2006-present </li></ul>TECS RESOURCES
    13. 14. Available External Resources <ul><li>Outcomes 101 ·    ECO website with Q&A  http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~eco/faqs.cfm  Functional Assessment ·    Coming Together Around the Best Assessment Guidelines (Wisconsin State Improvement Grant product) http://www.wisconsinsig.org/video/bestprac-pc.html </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>  Social Emotional Development ·    Collaborative multimedia presentation concerning evidence based practice and challenging behaviors http://breeze.unc.edu/challengingbehavior  ·    National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center’s (NECTAC) website link for resources related to social emotional development  http://www.nectac.org/~calls/2007/challengingbehavior/challenge.asp   </li></ul>Available External Resources
    15. 16. <ul><li>Acquiring and Using Knowledge and Skills ·    NECTAC website for resources related to early identification of specific populations http://www.nectac.org/topics/earlyid/idspecpops.asp  ·    National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media, and Materials (NCIP) Library website for resources related to infants and assistive technology http://www2.edc.org/ncip/library/ec/Power.htm </li></ul>Available External Resources
    16. 17. <ul><li>  Taking Actions to Meet Needs ·     NECTAC website with bibliography on inclusion http://www.nectac.org/topics/inclusion/search/incluAllByAuthor.asp </li></ul>Available External Resources
    17. 18. Child Outcomes & TECSBOOK
    18. 19. CHILD OUTCOMES Competency Area 4: Evaluation and Assessment 4000
    19. 20. <ul><li>ENTRY & EXIT </li></ul><ul><li>Service Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Service Provider </li></ul>
    20. 21. TEAM PROCESS <ul><li>All IFSP team members should participate in the child outcome measures rating process. Including family members. </li></ul><ul><li>All IFSP team members should complete a COSF inclusive of crosswalked CBA information. </li></ul><ul><li>All IFSP team members should develop an individual rating using the Decision Tree. </li></ul><ul><li>The Service Coordinators are responsible for developing the final team consensus rating based on IFSP team member COSF input. </li></ul><ul><li>The Service Coordinators are responsible for inputting final ratings into ENTRY or EXIT data portals . </li></ul>
    21. 23. ENTRY DATA IS REPORTED FOR EVERY CHILD WHO… <ul><li>has entered BabyNet system on or after August 1, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>are between ages birth and 30 months of age at time of initial IFSP </li></ul>
    22. 24. ENTRY Status Data Capture: BNSC’s ROLE Based on input & Decision Tree process, assigns child an Entry Rating on each of the three outcomes Service Coordinator Documents input on the Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF) Documents Entry Rating on-line AND places completed COSF with a Copy of online inputted Entry Rating in child’s file Gathers current functional status input from: 1) family 2) early care educator 3) cross-walked CBA items 4) any existing providers
    23. 28. EXIT DATA IS REPORTED FOR EVERY CHILD WHO… <ul><li>entered BabyNet system on or after August 1, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>were age 30 months or less when the Initial IFSP was developed </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>have been continuously enrolled in BabyNet system for at least 6 months prior to EXIT </li></ul>
    24. 29. DDSN or SCSDB Service Coordinators <ul><li>These BNSCs employed by these agencies will complete the child outcomes process at exit (including data input) for children who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are no longer eligible for Part C, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are turning 3, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have a planned move out of state. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All activities should be completed within 10 days of EXIT </li></ul>
    25. 30. DHEC Service Coordinators <ul><li>Service coordinators employed by this agency will complete the </li></ul><ul><li>child outcomes process (including all required data input) at exit </li></ul><ul><li>for Children who: </li></ul><ul><li> are no longer eligible for Part C, or are turning 3, or </li></ul><ul><li>have a planned move out of state </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>for Children who: </li></ul><ul><li>DHEC is the ongoing service coordinator, OR </li></ul><ul><li>The family has declined continued participation in </li></ul><ul><li>all Part C services, OR </li></ul><ul><li>Special Instruction services through DDSN are discontinued </li></ul><ul><li>prior to exit from Part C. </li></ul>
    26. 31. Exit Status Data Capture: BNSC’s Role Gathers current functional status input from: 1) family 2) early care educator 3) cross-walked CBA items 4) other relevant persons? Documents input on the COSF Forwards to all team members Using the Decision Tree , and the all completed COSFs, assigns an Exit Rating Inputs online: Entry Rating (present in child’s file) and Exit Rating Child Status category Yes/No – new skills
    27. 33. Four Main Steps in Process <ul><li>Step One- Determine age of child at completion of initial IFSP </li></ul><ul><li>Step Two- Complete ENTRY child outcomes process </li></ul><ul><li>Step Three- Determine number of months child has been continuously enrolled in system </li></ul><ul><li>Step Four- Complete EXIT child outcomes process </li></ul>
    28. 35. How is the BabyNet Service Provider (BNSP) involved in process? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For each outcome, synthesis of data and observations relevant to provider’s area of service regarding child’s functional abilities relative to same-age peers, and </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using the ECO Decision Tree, assign and record a rating to the child’s functional abilities compared to same-peers. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Return the completed COSF to the child’s BabyNet Service Coordinator. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    29. 36. Exit Status Data Capture: BNSP’s Role at EXIT <ul><li>Reviews input from BNSC COSF: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*early care educator, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*CBA items cross-walked </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BNSP completes all relevant sections of </li></ul><ul><li>COSF using multiple sources of information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents relevant information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corresponds relevant information to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>source (e.g., CBAs and/or other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assessments, treatment or service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>notes, documented parent report, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recorded observations, IFSP, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicates if any relevant skills are new </li></ul></ul>Uses Decision Tree to determine rating for child in each outcome area and return form/ information to BNSC
    30. 38. 2006 Annual Performance Report <ul><li>The first year’s report captures a limited number (n=11) of children in the initial cohort who reportedly exited our system between February 1, 2007 (marking at least 6 months of service for children who entered the system in any time on or after August 1, 2006) and June 30, 2007. </li></ul>
    31. 39. 2007 Annual Performance Report <ul><li>The second year’s report reveals an increase in the number of children with exit data captured in the system between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. Data was captured for 286 children regarding positive social-emotional skills ; 285 children regarding acquisition and use of knowledge and skills ; 283 children regarding use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs . Data reveals that data categories were not captured for all reported children. </li></ul>
    32. 40. 2008 Annual Performance Report <ul><li>The third year’s report has not been completed as data is still being captured until June 30, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary data as of April 30, 2009 provides child outcome measure reporting on </li></ul>
    33. 42. Documents Associated with Training <ul><ul><li>Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision Tree for Summary Rating Decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECO 7-Point Rating Scale for use with COSF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BNSC Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BNSP Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To download copies of these documents, visit the child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>outcomes link within the TECS website http://uscm.med.sc.edu/tecs/childoutcomesinforevised.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Collection Portals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ENTRY DATA Portal (password: entry) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>https://classclimate.uts.sc.edu/classclimate/indexstud.php </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EXIT DATA Portal (password: exitdata) https://classclimate.uts.sc.edu/classclimate/indexstud.php </li></ul></ul></ul>
    34. 43. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES <ul><li>ABC’s of Child Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/wholechild/abc/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developmental Milestones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/devmile.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment Best Practice Resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.collaboratingpartners.com/dvd/Title_01-1.wvx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment Crosswalks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~eco/crosswalks.cfm </li></ul></ul>
    35. 44. Acknowledgements and Credits <ul><li>TECS: Team for Early Childhood Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Disability Resources, University of South Carolina, </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, SC 29208 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 803/935-5227 Fax: 803/935-5300 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sc.edu/tecs/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is recognized as </li></ul><ul><li>A University Center for Excellence in Developmental </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilities, Education, Research and Services by the </li></ul><ul><li>Association of University Centers on Disabilities and by the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Health and Human Services’ </li></ul><ul><li>Administration For Children and Families, </li></ul><ul><li>Administration on Developmental Disabilities. </li></ul>