Family-Guided Approaches to Collaborative Early-Intervention Training and Services

Home Visit Notes

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Name: Daniel

Home Visitor: DJ

Date: 10/27/98

What's been happening since last visit...

Child Information: include health issues, appointments, accomplishments setbacks, significant social events.

  • D. spent the weekend in respite care. Ms W. said that he has not seemed to feel well but thinks he may be just tired.
  • D. had an appointment with his eye doctor this week. Surgery to correct stabismus has been postponed until the effectiveness of his new glasses has been assessed. The doctor stated that D. seemed to be visually tracking better and responded more consistently to light stimuli.

Family Information: pertinent (non-intrusive) changes, additions to family/care provider records, concerns, priorities, resources.

  • Ms W. has been spending much of her time at the hospital visiting Mr. W, who may be discharged tomorrow afternoon.
  • Two of their children came home to visit voer the weekend.
  • Nanny has been staying at their home more to help out.

Outcomes Update: changes noted, care provider data review, progress reported, program revisions needed.

  • Ms D reported that D. has been making choices between two toys consistently with her but she said she has not had much tim to play with him lately.
  • During feeding, D. has responded by openint his mouth when she said, "Open." D. is currently being held during meals.

What happend with this visit...

Activities undertaken with Child and Family: include description and relevant data.

  • Feeding: Observed Nanny as she fed D. then tried feeding D. in his highchair. Added kitchen towels for support. Foot rest provided additional stability. D. opened hismouth with verbal cue approximately 89% of opportunities. No gagging was observed.
  • Toy play: D. needed physical support to keep his arms at midline. Given that support, he was able to activate a musical toy 6 times. When Punkin came in from school, she joined in toy play and practices giving D. choices of two of this favorite toys. He looked and swiped at one, and then they played with that toy together.

Follow-up Necessary: include referrals contacts, requests for information materials to send or bring.

  • Develop data sheets for Punkin to use for choice making in toy play and Nanny to use for sitting during feeding.

Plans for Next Visit:

  • Review data collection forms and practice some routines.

Contacts made between Visits:

  • Called to see if Mr. W. came home from hospital. He was discharged and is doing better.