• Evaluation & Intervention

    Early On MI Safe Start Evaluation and Intervention

    2020-2021

    August 1-21

    All Early On visits and evaluations will be held using tele-intervention.

    August 24 Forward

    If Our Region is in Phase 1-3:

    All Early On visits and evaluations will be held using tele-intervention.

    If Our Region is in Phase 4:

    In Phase 4, most early intervention will remain remote.  Staff will work as a regional team utilizing the Determination of Intervention Setting During COVID-19 to identify those visits that might require face-to-face meetings.  


    In Phase 4, Face-to-Face visits may be planned in the following situations:

    • Initial intake and evaluations
    • Any evaluations should take place face-to-face when possible, especially those where a virtual setting is difficult:
      • MMSE
      • Annual IFSPs requiring evaluation
    • Transition planning meetings
    • Families who declined remote services during the initial closure and have not participated in services
    • Families without stable internet
    • Children or families with visual impairments
    • Children or families who are deaf or hard of hearing
    • Children with assistive technology devices
    • Other identified family need

    NOTE: All face-to-face visits will require the use of both staff and child & family screening prior to the visit.  If a staff member feels unsure of whether a home is safe to visit, the staff member will discuss with the supervisor to determine the best early intervention setting.  If a staff member or family has been exposed to COVID-19 or does not pass the screening, the visit will be rescheduled as remote or scheduled for a time where the threat of the virus no longer exists.

    If Our Region is in Phase 5

    In Phase 5, most early intervention will remain remote.  Staff will work as a regional team utilizing the Determination of Intervention Setting During COVID-19 to identify those visits that might require face-to-face meetings.  


    In Phase 5, Face-to-Face visits may be planned in the following situations:

      • All of the situations identified under Phase 4
      • Families receiving multiple visits each month where 1-2 face-to-face visits would be beneficial to ensure the family is progressing toward goals
      • Other families where it is helpful to meet face-to-face intermittently to ensure the family is progressing toward goals

    NOTE: All face-to-face visits will require the use of both staff and child & family screening prior to the visit.  If a staff member feels unsure of whether a home is safe to visit, the staff member will discuss with the supervisor to determine the best early intervention setting.  If a staff member or family has been exposed to COVID-19 or does not pass the screening, the visit will be rescheduled as remote or scheduled for a time where the threat of the virus no longer exists.