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Linking Early Intervention Quality Practices With Child and Family Outcomes

Feb 18, 2016




Linking Early Intervention Quality Practices With Child and Family Outcomes. Sherry Franklin, North Carolina Part C Coordinator Deborah Carroll, PhD, Branch Head May 15, 2012. NC Part C Context . State Lead Agency 17 Local Lead Agencies 13 State Employees 4 Contract Agencies - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

North Carolina Early Intervention Program

Linking Early Intervention Quality Practices With Child and Family OutcomesSherry Franklin, North Carolina Part C CoordinatorDeborah Carroll, PhD, Branch HeadMay 15, 2012

NC Part C Context State Lead Agency17 Local Lead Agencies13 State Employees4 Contract AgenciesCommunity Early Intervention Service Providers

Results Component Continuous Improvement Visit- November 14-18, 2011VerificationResults Component

May June: Results Focus SelectionFamily OutcomesBirth to 1 Child Find

Orienting Programs/Providers to Key Practices that Support Child and Family OutcomesState Interagency Coordinating Council formed a task group to assist in Results Component SelectionReviewed Family Outcomes Survey and ProcessSo What?Reviewed Relationship of Quality Practices to Child and Family Outcome Measurement Results

Orienting Programs/Providers to Key Practices that Support Child and Family OutcomesFamilies and Stakeholders were able to:Share their experiences with expected practices Define common strengths and challengesCome to consensus on the importance of the skills/training of Early Intervention Service Coordinators

Conducting Self-Assessment of State or Local Performance on Practices FOCUS MONITORING- PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDSUse of the Tool to Train Monitors on the Practices That Have a Direct Impact on Know Your Rights Embed Questions Related to Practices in Interview Tools


Data Accountability Center (DAC)

Bottom LineState-Local Partnership State Implementation Team Local Implementation TeamQuality DataSpecific Problem/IssueData-based Decisions

ConcordDurhamGreensboroRocky MountOur Partnership

MorgantonShelbyImplementation TeamRepresents community members and systems stakeholders Advises and assists systems changeDevelops & implements clear plans with assignments of tasks/timelinesKeeps implementation process focused Solves problems that arise during the process.

Fixen, D.L., Naoom, S.F., Blas, K.A., Freedman, R.M., & Wallace, F. (2005). Implementation Research; A Synthesis of the Literature. Tampa, Florida: University of South Florida, National Implementation Research NetworkLocal Implementation TeamMUST INVOLVE A TEAMProgram Director or designee Data Person/Quality Assurance staffProviders/staff involved in issue topicParent Others as needed

* Must be a person with influence/authority

State Implementation TeamMUST INVOLVE A TEAMAdministratorsData Person ICC memberParent Others as needed

* Must be a person with influence/authority

DAC Framework for Data UseConsists of three phases w/ several steps:Preparation Phase1. Identify relevant dataInquiry PhaseConduct data analysisDetermine Root CauseAction PhasePlan for improvementImplement PlanEvaluate progress

14Proactive Versus ReactiveBoth are Positive

15Data Quality STANDARDSHow do you know whether the data collected/used is of high quality?

16Data Quality StandardsTimelyAccurateReliableConsistentObjectiveValidCompleteCredibleSecureUsefulInterpretableRelevantTransparentAccessible

Data collected, submitted, analyzed, and reported must be:

17Initial Questions (Using Available Data) What do you notice? What are the patterns? Trends?What kinds of questions do you have as you look at the available data?What other data might you want to explore to dig into these questions?What is the storyline?What are these data telling you?What do you want to know?

18Drill down involves accessing information by starting with a general category and moving through the hierarchy of field to file to record; it is the act of focusing in to get to the root cause.Source: Adapted from Webopedia

A hypothesis is defined as a starting-point for further investigation from known facts.The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 1990)

Why is a Hypothesis Important?A good hypothesis will help you: Focus your investigationKeep you from losing the forest for the trees Ensure that you stay on course in your investigation

Data Analysis PlanThe analysis plan provides an outline of additional data that need to be analyzed to test the hypothesis and determine root cause; it helps with preparing a clear and concise presentation of the results of your analysis activities

Root Cause

Determining the root cause enables the creation of effective actions to prevent the problem from re-occurring

23DATA BASED DECISION MAKINGData should be used to drive:Root Cause Analysis leading to a hypothesis(es)Improvement PlanningEvaluation (effectiveness)

NEXT STEPSImplementation of Pilot experienceUse Information for Improvement and Statewide Implementation Strategies