About the Hand in Hand Developmental Support Planning Model
When there are identified risks and disorders in young children or in family functioning, well-planned and evidence-informed intervention can promote optimal outcomes. Early screening to monitor development and detect the risk of delay is instrumental in developing an effective care pathway to intervene or prevent issues. Likewise, when a referral is made to further assessment or intervention, there is a clear opportunity to provide families with everyday strategies to support development and mitigate potential vulnerabilities while awaiting services.
Ensure that no time is lost time.
The Hand in Hand: Growing Together Every Day model of Developmental Support Planning is a simple framework to enable practitioners to provide caregivers and families with clear strategies to support the developmental and mental health needs of infants and young children where a concern or risk for developmental delay has been identified.
A Developmental Support Plan (DSP) is an individualized plan that is unique to the child and family which is developed to monitor and support the growth of a child in key areas of development: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and social emotional.
This model provides immediate strategies for a family to support development following screening, in the interim when further assessment or intensive services may not yet be available.
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