Teamwork in IFSP to IEP Transition

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Presenters: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP and Karina McCollum
Ms. Karina McCollam, ECSE teacher, joins Michelle for this interview, where they have that crucial conversation about IFSP to IEP transitions. Do you despise that “ohhh-to-common” breakdown in communication during this critical period too?  Sit back and enjoy as functional strategies are discussed to address this concern.


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe 4 potential IFSP/IEP team members and their roles in the transition process.
  2. Identify and describe 2 communication methods to promote teamwork during this transition process.
  3. Identify and describe 3 positive ways that children could benefit from their teams working collaboratively.
About Karina: Karina McCollam has been teaching for 14 years in the birth-5 year old age level, spending most of those years working with children with special needs. She has a passion for working with the medically fragile and medically complex children, which means dynamically engaging with their teams as well. Her educational background includes a BS from Coastal Carolina University in Early Childhood and an Individually Designed Master's in Special Education from Lesley University. She has also taken numerous professional development courses related to the unique needs of the students she teaches. Karina firmly believes that the most valuable information she has learned about the children she works with comes from their parents and the team of therapists that play a vital role in their lives.

About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:

10 mins: Introductions and Backgrounds
10 mins: Discuss roles and responsibilities of IFSP/IEP team members
10 mins: Discuss methods to improve communication between the transition period of IFSP to IEP teams
15 mins: Discuss positive outcomes for children when their teams have improved communication.
15 mins: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement for Karina McCollam:

Financial: Karina McCollam is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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