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Developmental Special Instruction

Developmental Special Instruction

Developmental Special Instruction (DSI) services are available for children in your home, however, services may also be provided in other natural settings such as community playgrounds, child care facilities, and places that are relevant to the individual child and family needs. Location is based on the outcomes to be achieved, purpose of the services, resources available to the practitioner, needs of the family, and developmental stage of the child.

Member agencies provide treatment, and consultation in the following areas:

  • The design of learning environments and activities that promote the child’s acquisition of skills in a variety of developmental areas, including cognitive processes and social interaction.

  • Curriculum planning including the planned interaction of personnel, materials, and time and space that leads to achieving the Outcomes in the child’s IFSP.

  • Providing families with information, skills, and support related to enhancing the skill development of the child.

  • Working with the child to enhance the child’s development.

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