Consultation: Applications to early intervention

Patsy P. Coleman, Virginia Buysse, Dale L. Scalise-Smith, Ann C. Schulte

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The implementation of Part H of IDEA (formerly PL 99-457) will increase the current demand for personnel who provide services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. A significant shortage, however, exists in most such professions. This article presents the use of consultation, as it is traditionally defined in the mental health professions, as a possible service delivery option to use in early intervention. The authors describe consultation—its applications to work with families—and a case study of a child receiving early intervention services and offer verbal consultation strategies to use with the family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalInfants and Young Children
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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